processed first bird today!

whirlwindschicks

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 5, 2011
40
0
34
Did my first bridge today not as bad as I had imagined!
my question is I hear u have to let the chicken rest... how long do I do this if I am NOT going to freeze her I just want to COOK this darn bird and see what my first ever chicken tastes like!

 

doubleatraining

Songster
8 Years
Jul 25, 2011
1,163
16
164
Franklinton, NC
There are so many mixed reviews about this. My advice is to rest one, don't rest one, and see what YOU and YOUR family like best.


BTW, Congrats on your first process!!!!!
 

ScottyHOMEy

Songster
8 Years
Jun 21, 2011
253
5
101
Waldo County, Maine
I'd let it rest. 48 hours refrigerated or on ice (without being frozen) is more than enough. It lets the rigor mortis work itself out.

This being Monday, you could roast it up Wednesday, if your schedule allows. If you need to wait until the weekend keep it good and cool, or pop it in the kitchen freezer for a couple of days (much warmer than a chest freezer) so that it will thaw back out quickly for a fine feed come Saturday night.

You're in for a treat.
 
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