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Making Fresh Chicken Tender
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Spring    Posted 04-23-2004 at 18:38:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am not new to country living, been doing it most of my life. Now killing and cleaning my own chicken is new to me. I know how to kill, clean and cook it, but what I would love to find out is how my Granny got the game taste out of her chickens? Dose anyone know this tip?

Spring    Posted 04-24-2004 at 13:50:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Calling the taste a game taste wasn't the best discription I gave so let me try again. :)
It is a tuffness more than anything.

Linda in UT    Posted 04-24-2004 at 17:19:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK, this may not be of any help but here goes. I've been searching the net for the info on butchering chickens I gave a friend once, but haven't found it so far. Freshly killed chickens shouldn't be put into the freezer right away. They need some time in the frig for the muscle tissue to relax. Unfortunately, today I can't find out on the net just how long that is. I'm thinking two days?? Anyone else know?

raney    Posted 04-25-2004 at 18:11:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
On the getting rid of the gamey yaste in chickens, my gramma used to soak the chicken after it was cleaned for 24 hours in the refrig in salt water.

Salmoneye    Posted 04-24-2004 at 03:47:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
PETA will love this, but...

Hang em by their feet from a branch or clothesline...'Dispatch' with a machete cutting the head completely off in one swing...They will bleed out completely...

Unfortunately, it may take some practice to get good with the machete...If you can not do this, then just stick with the way you know, and learn to like the taste...

Alias    Posted 04-24-2004 at 04:17:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
My mother's hands were faster than a Las Vegas Blackjack Dealer. She could sprinkle a few grains of corn on the ground and when the leghorns came to eat, she'd reach down and grab one by the head. And, with one swift twist of her wrist, she could wring it's neck. Afterward, she would do as Salmoneye said, Chop it's head off and hang it by it's feet until the blood ran out.

However, don't let the dogs get to the blood. It'll make them blood-thirsty. Then, they might start eating your chicken.

SusieQ    Posted 04-24-2004 at 03:26:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Funny, I never noticed a "game" taste in chicken, cold water rinsing, and storing in refrigerator until you are ready to prepare fresh chicken, worked for me..........I know with wild game, we would soak it in a mix of water/vinegar, but give it a try, rinse good then fix chicken in your fav. receipe.......and what time is dinner?

E. G. HENDRICKSON    Posted 04-24-2004 at 03:05:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Spring, the only thing i can suggest is, just
make sure when cleaning the cavity out that you
get out all the little peices of lung and liver,
ect. also make sure that you bleed your bird out
thoroughly. If your birds are free ranging for
their food, you will never get out all of the
wild taste.

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