Small chicken, big family - recipe ideas?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Nickeechickee, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Nickeechickee

    Nickeechickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So our latest rooster went off to the butcher...and the remaining carcass is only about 3.5 pounds. Last time I had a small bird I simply boiled the meat off, picked the bones out, and added it to soup. Any suggestions on what to do with this guy? He was a young bird (about 15 weeks) so should be plenty tender...looking for something delicious and not boring.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Enchiladas. Stretch the meat with beans or rice or cheese and you'll have enough for a meal.

    I'd say any casserole type meal, if you're not doing soup. Or, chicken salad and just use him for lunch instead of dinner.
     
  4. Nickeechickee

    Nickeechickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OT but what kind of chicken is in your avatar? I've never seen one like that before (and am working on my spring wish list). :)
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Those spring wish lists are dangerous aren't they. She is a Mille Fleur d'Anver, hatched her from eggs from Boggy Bottom Bantams, not sure if that specific color is available from hatcheries. Almost the same thing, but with feathered feet are the Mille Fleur d"Uccles, a lot of the big hatcheries do carry them. I love the color.
     
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  7. Nickeechickee

    Nickeechickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neat! She is a very pretty color, very distinctive. Since I have mostly production birds now I want some pretty ones in the spring.
    Since I'm all about convenience - do you think I could just cook everything together in the crockpot all day, then fish the bones out and add the noodles when I got home?
     
  8. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    CHicken pot pie!!

    Can be a complicated or easy recipe.

    Instant mash potatos w/ milk, cream butter, salt, pepper

    Stew the meat/bird, using onions, carrots, etc. pick and strain and thicken broth if desired.

    Use frozen mixed veg in bottom of casserole, add meat and pour on gravy or broth, and cover with mashed potatos and bake.

    Easy to make when I had little ones, many small steps that could handle interuptions.
     
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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That Chicken Pot Pie is delicious and fast to make, forgot all about it, thanks for reminding me, now I know what dinner tomorrow will be :) Good with hamburger also.
     
  10. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Good with a pie crust too. Guess the first one is really Shepards Pie.
     

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