How to Cook my First Roo...

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by PatS, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. PatS

    PatS Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Northern Califonia
    Tomorrow we will be processing our first chicken, a 24 week BO roo. He and the other roo are getting to that age where they quarrel over the girls, and the drama is getting to be too much.

    Sooo... I was thinking of roasting him. I have never roasted anything, having been married to a vegetarian for 20 years. (He decided to eat chicken he had grown and raised.)

    We have some friends who will help us butcher, pluck and clean him. From that point on, what do I do? I have heard he must soak for a day or two. Is there any needed aging after that?

    Do you have any delicious recipes for chicken? Do people stuff chicken? Make gravy?

    What do you do???
  2. shaggy

    shaggy Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Orange, Texas
    soak for a few days in salt water

    rub him down with some:

    garlic powder
    black pepper

    stuff him with sausage
    bake at 300 degree's (breast side down) for 2.5 hours


    since you mentioned the vegetarian significant other ---- you could skip the sausage

    wrap the whole bird in tin foil and leave a steam vent in the top and surround him with potatoes, celery, onions, and carrots

    bake at 350 for 1 hour --- remove the veggies and the tin foil and put him in at 400 for another 20-30 minutes to get the skin nice and crispy
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Dont forget to save the entire bird bones and all to throw in a stew pot and boil like crazy, debone then add your seasonings as desired and noodles or dumplings! Dinner two nights!
  4. cubalaya

    cubalaya Crowing

    Nov 19, 2008
    central virginia
    Quote:what they said. only using rice in place of noodles.

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