How to cook a 2 year old rooster?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by fowlwoman1, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a roo that was processed yesterday and I was looking at it and it looks to have hide, rather than skin and the meat seems EXTREMELY firm. Should I make chicken stew? chili? pot pies? soup? jerky? Should I soak it in something to tenderize it? Should I slow cook it for a million years until the meat falls off the bones? WWJD?
     
  2. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    use a pressure cooker then make soup,hope he wasnt a red bro I still need one
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2008
  3. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could slow cook it forever, as you mentioned. We like to grind up the meat from our older birds. We then use the meat for tacos, meatloafs etc.... And we use the bones for stocks. Lots of great flavor in an old bird! [​IMG]
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    coq au vin

    google it, love it, you'll be eating it for the rest of your life
     

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