For all our customers we are letting them know that for our large chickens as well as quarter chickens the crock pot or slow cooker is your friend. We recommend buying the large 8 litre slow cooker at Walmart for $50.00 tax included. This was the best investment we could make. We put a large chicken (frozen) in the morning about 8 am and put in about half and inch of water and seasonings. Turn it on high and it is usually ready in 5 to 6 hours. On low it takes about 8 to 9 hours. To speed it up if you are home just flip the bird every couple hours and while you are at it give it a little marinade or put in a few slices of our beautiful garlic in the bird. Call it Garlic Stuffed Chicken! Yummie! This is the easiest way to make these birds with the busy lives we all have. Lets take some time back so we can spend it with our family and friends.
We usually have four meals from a $35.00 bird so the value is there. Each meal costs us about $8.00 to $9.00 in chicken and it feeds two adults and four children 5 to 10 years old. Our oldest two are really eating a lot now. I make a nice chicken soup from the stock left over and two smaller meals of different chicken dishes or a chicken stir fry.
I always look at the value of what we give our customers. Also ease of preparation and preparation time. So for a whole bird at $6.00/lb verses quarters at $7.00/lb you have lots of options.
Thank you and I hope this helps. Paul
Posted by Paul Svetec. Posted In : Farm Life