This item will be received frozen in a vacuum-sealed clear packaging. This is a whole stewing hen (insides removed) that is ideal for rotisserie, crockpot, or Instant Pot recipes! Bones make great chicken broth! Our hens are pasture raised, and fed non-GMO feed, free of antibiotics and hormones.
A stewing hen is a retired laying hen anywhere from 18 months to 2.5 years old. This is the closest thing you can find today to your grandmother's chicken. When cooked properly (see below), these birds will yield very flavorful meat that you'll just have to try for yourself. Not to mention their superior nutrient value.
How to Cook:
You will want to cook these birds low and slow. The meat will toughen up if you cook them too fast. They need to be cooked on low heat for several hours, just like your grandma taught you (or did she?), before the meat will become tender and release its rich flavor into the stock. This chicken is ideal for making broth or stew and can provide your family with the perfect meal on a cold winter night. Enjoy!
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