Friday, November 14, 2008

Chicken dinner

Tonight we ate one of our chickens (an Indian Game hen). She kept flying out of the coop, hiding her eggs and we didn't know where so we marked her for dinner one day. Well that day came today.. G did a great job of preparing the bird for the oven. I made a stuffing from fresh bread crumbs, chopped onion, lemon thyme, an egg and some sea salt and black pepper.

We had the roasted chicken with purple broccoli, carrots and potatoes, also some shop bought broad beans.

The verdict: tasty, but a tad chewy although not too tough. The breast meat was best, this bird had done a fair bit of running and flying so legs and wings were not at all tender. She would have been about 2 years old so probably a bit borderline for roasting, the slow cooker might have been a better option, however we fancied a roast.

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