Farmer’s Style Chicken Recipe

When chickens are ready to retire, try this delicious Farmer’s Style Chicken Recipe for a succulent French inspired dinner.

| February 2014

  • This Farmer's Style Chicken Recipe is one of my favorite preparations of old chickens.
    Photo by Stacy Harris
  • "Recipes and Tips for Sustainable Living" by Stacy Harris offers an illustrated look into preparing, preserving and storing your organic harvests.
    Cover courtesy Living Ready Books

Recipes & Tips for Sustainable Living with Stacy Harris (Living Ready Books, 2013) is an immensely illustrated look into sustainable living. Harris discusses everything from how her family began its sustainable lifestyle and where they are today. She offers a number of recipes for poultry and wild game, along with excellent tips and techniques for growing and preserving all you can harvest. In the following recipe, learn how to prepare old chickens for the table.

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This dish really is one of my favorite preparations of old chickens. This is one of the first recipes I created from my studying historic French cooking techniques for preparing old game hens. I have updated some of the ingredients but the technique remains the same.

Note: This recipe is great using pheasant.

Farmer’s Style Chicken Recipe

Serves 4

Brine Ingredients:
1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon peppercorns
2 scallions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 quart chicken stock
2 quarts water

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