how old ?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kentucky jay, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. kentucky jay

    kentucky jay Out Of The Brooder

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    how old is too old for a chicken to still taste good ? i was told , once they get to 7 months old they start tasting funny .........
     
  2. PolloAdoro

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    Too old? No such thing. How you cook an older bird may differ, but the taste is there!
     
  3. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Quote:This [​IMG]

    I can tell you 8 months is delicious still....
     
  4. kentucky jay

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    pollo ... you said how i cook it may change but not the flavor ????? can you elaborate please ...... i usually bake or deep fry chicken , never did it with a fresh one though....heck i've yet to butcher my first bird !
     
  5. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    The older the bird, the slower you want to cook it.

    This is a very good article:
    http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/cookingwheritagechicken.pdf

    Roasting would be best, deep fry is a bit too hot and fast to let the muscle fibers really break down (it will be "tough".)

    Older chickens get more flavor with age. That's why even with "old" chickens - over a year - they are still good for stewing or crockpotting (is that a word?), the taste is much more "chickeny".
     
  6. PolloAdoro

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    triple post
     
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    Quote:Exactly!
     
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    double post
     
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  9. kentucky jay

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    so if i was to simmer an older chicken in a frying pan (and italian dressing) on low and let it slowly cook it would still be good , not tough ?
     

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