Whole birds. Whole meals. Posted on 21 Aug 14:55
Just as we think about the bird's whole life as we raise chickens, we also think about appreciating the whole bird as we cook. Each Emmer & Co. chicken can be made into at least three substantial meals. Use these recipes as inspiration to make the most of your heritage bird.
We're huge fans of video recipes, so we've compiled three that are as delicious to watch as they are to make at home. Enjoy!
Day 1 | Roast your bird.
Chef Thomas Keller's Roast Chicken
Chef Thomas Keller is culinary royalty. Although his restaurants The French Laundry and Per Se serve dizzyingly intricate recipes, Keller is quick to say that a simple roast chicken is one of his favorite dishes. He gives some great tips in this video on how to dry-roast a bird. Give it a shot and cook your heritage chicken like a master - it's way easier than you'd expect.
Day 2 | Rock the leftovers.
Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole | Sarah Carey
Use your leftover roast chicken to create a second (equally comforting) hearty dinner. This decadent recipe ditches canned soup; the healthier, homemade alternative is just as simple to make. Pull the extra meat off your bird's wings and carcass, add it to your leftovers, and you'll have plenty of meat for this casserole.
*Expert mode: this dish requires chicken broth, so use the stock recipe below to create an all-heritage chicken casserole. Trust us - it's super tasty, super healthy, and so worth the extra time.
Day 3 | Stock up on stock.
Nutrient-Packed Bone Broth | Amelia Freer
Nutritional Therapist Amelia Freer calls bone broth "the most delicious, health-promoting, anti-inflammatory, healing, glowing food." We agree.
Heritage chicken broth is great for gut health, and for keeping your skin and hair looking great (and did we mention oh-so-tasty?). Time to stock-up your freezer for cold day soups and sick day remedies.