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Looking for a chicken and rice recipe for butchered year old rooster

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by MsOrpington, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. MsOrpington

    MsOrpington New Egg

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    This will be my first time cooking a fresh chicken...He was just awful and flogging us everyday so we decided it was his time to go, we let the chicken rest in the fridge for 3 days now. Should I just bring the some water with celery, onion, salt, pepper etc and the chicken to a boil and let simmer for a couple hours or will it still be tough? I keep reading that older chickens become tough and I don't want to ruin it, thanks!
     
  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on how old he was, if you have pressure cooker the meat will get tender in no time. My mom used to just simmer rooster for 2-3 hours in water & tomato sauce w/ thyme & basil what she called Italian chicken with red peppers, green pepper, onions and add potatoes w/ salt/pepper to taste. It's one of our fav dinner.
     
  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recipes done all day in a crock pot usually turn out pretty well, especially since you rested the meat for three days.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    You may have already cooked it, but I'd recommend brining in salt water for a few hours first. I just google the ratio of salt to water and soak for 6-8 hours first. Then, yep, low and slow, either a slow simmer or crockpot. A pressure cooker works well also.
     
  5. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try adding some curry![​IMG]
     
  6. MsOrpington

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    Thanks for all of the ideas! I'll keep them in mind for next time :) I just simmered the chicken in a stock pot with seasonings for a few hours then cooked on low in a crock pot with the recipe I usually use for chicken and rice, it made for some great dinner!
     
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    After chasing one of the roosters around the yard trying to show him who is boss, I found this thread and will be having chicken dinner soon! Thanks!! I'm glad I'm not the only one being abused by their "pets"!
     

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