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What Type of Chicken Is This?

September 29, 2014

CHICKEN TYPES

Chickens are also sold under different names, normally according to their age and weight:

*broilers or fryers - weigh between 2 and 3 pounds (1 and 1.4 kg) and are mostly used for frying or broiling.

*poussins - french for “baby chickens” that are four to six weeks old and weigh up to 2 pounds (1 kg). they are most popular in england and parts of europe.

*roasters - weigh about 31⁄2 to 6 pounds (1.6 to 3 kg) and are ideal for roasting, barbecuing or frying; hens, fowl or stewing chickens, upwards of 21⁄2 pounds (1.25 kg) require long, slow cooking.

*Rock Cornish game hens - a cross between cornish and white rock hens and weigh up to 11⁄2 pounds (750 g). they are most popular in north america and used for baking, broiling and roasting.

 

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