sassy chicken

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by sunday, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. sunday

    sunday Out Of The Brooder

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    I need a little advice ... I bought 3 little hens and they turned out to be meat chickens ... So a friend of mine helped me process them all that went just fine ... But when we cooked them the meat was like rubber.. so what did i do wrong ????? HELP [​IMG]
     
  2. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you let the meat rest after butchering and before cooking? Resting will allow the rigor in the muscles to relax.
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 you need to let it rest for 3 days before eating it. Also try slow cooking or some other similar method that help the meat be more tender.
     
  4. sunday

    sunday Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks so much for your advice ... but when you say rest what do you mean??? [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just stick it in your fridge and leave it be.
     
  6. sunday

    sunday Out Of The Brooder

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    how many days should i leave it before i cook it ???And what is the best way to cook fresh chicken ??? [​IMG]
     
  7. sunday

    sunday Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok ... the other day i ask .... How long do i need to let my meat rest before cooking it ?????[​IMG]
     
  8. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2-3 days is standard. see post #3
    You can tell if it is rested enough by moving the joints - if it is stiff as a board, let it rest more, if the joints flex it should be good to go.
     
  9. sunday

    sunday Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much .... i dont know how i missed that post ... duu.... cant wait to tell my friends what we did wrong excited ...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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