Monday, October 27, 2008

Chickens

The question from Jeffrey on my post "Cookbooks - Starter Set" reminded me that I wanted to discuss chickens. As I mention in that post, I love Hamersley's Walk-Away Chicken, and use this as my mother recipe for testing chickens because I have made it so many times that I can compare the result. This recipe works with any good chicken, including a Bell and Evans or Murray's. But I have found that the best chicken available in the supermarket is d'Artagnan's organic free-range chicken. I prefer 2.75-3.0 pounds, and roast it at 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or, better still, 1 hour and 10-15 minutes at 375 in a convection oven.

But then I discovered the really fantastic organic chickens available at Flying Pig Farms on Fridays and Saturdays at the Union Square Market, and the equally wonderful chicken produced by Lewis Waite Farm Group in upstate New York (http://www.csapasturedmeatandpoultry.com/). I am sure there are other wonderful organic chickens produced by smaller growers than d'Artagnan that will give great results. They make a great recipe even better.

Bobby Jay

2 comments:

Sister P said...

This is great information. Thank you, I love your blogs!

Kay said...

Hi Bobby Jay!

I have a recipe for you but first I am having DanielleDee taste it.

Kay