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Recipe for heritage breed chicken(25 weeks old) for thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by camilleathome, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. camilleathome

    camilleathome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys were processing two roosters for thanksgiving that are around 25 weeks and trying to find a good recipe to serve it up for thanksgiving. Their buckeye and Heritage Rhode island reds so definitely not meat kings. Any suggestions on how I should cook them? I heard the texture can be really different and not the best roasted in the oven.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    First, make sure you rest the meat for 3 days or so before freezing or cooking.
    If roasting, put the breast down in the broth because it cooks much faster. Cook low and slow. I do about 200 degrees till the leg meat starts to fall off the bone. That's about 5 hours.
    I'll try to locate some great recipes I've posted before.
     
  3. camilleathome

    camilleathome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you it would be appreciated for sure!
     
  4. Still waiting for those recipes! [​IMG]

    I have 3 roosters resting in the fridge. I need a good recipe for roasting them whole, I want them tender and juicy and pretty enough to put on the table.

    Got recipes?
     

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