Rated 3 out of 5★áby 12reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★áby TeenieMc Older Bird - Good Eats Upon reading the reviews this product has been given a bad rap, I'm a New Englander with Southern Roots, I was raised with chicken and Dumplings, although I love A Baked Hen with dressing you know with the works. Ok, I would suggest that when the Bird thaws out, soak it overnight in salt/sugar brine, rinse it off pat dry. Now I like to place rosemary, thyme and a yellow onion slices under the Bird's Skin DO NOT Use Salt. But whatever herbs or seasonings you like. Place Bird in Roaster, place in oven with 350 setting, after 45mins.lower Oven to 250,slow and low is the name of this game. I usually cook this Bird overnight or to the internal temp of 165 at this temperature The Bird's juices will be clear signaling the Bird is done y'all.I think these chicken are Roosters, that's probably why they're hard to cook. Trust me follow these instructions and believe me you will enjoy the finished product. 11/06/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★áby MikeMostly Delicious, couldn't be happier! Just cooked one of these for dinner today and it came out very tender and moist. You couldn't tell that it was an older bird at all (ie no toughness/strong flavors). I've heard that if cooked improperly they can be almost inedible so here's what I did to yield great results with one of these.Brine/thaw the bird in the fridge for a day or two and then to cook:Seer/brown it in a skillet and add salt and pepper. After, simply put it in a dutch oven/oven safe pot fill it about half covering the bird with chicken stock (I also deglazed the skillet with some sherry and poured that over it). Throw the lid on and toss it in the oven at 250*F for the day (mine was in for seven hours without any sort of tending to it but it definitely could have been pulled out much sooner). And that's it. The chicken will be falling apart when you're done and you can use the liquid from the pot to make some gravy to go with things.All in all it was really easy to make and downright delicious as long as you're willing to cook it all day. I'm all for both saving money and eating chickens that got to at least live a somewhat long life. Give this under-utilized meat a chance! 06/19/2012
Rated 1 out of 5★áby SargePat Worst chicken we could have bought Without a doubt this was the toughest, worst chicken we have ever cooked. $5.99 down the tubes. We couldn't eat it as it was as distasteful as it was to even try to cut it. Much like a worn out egg laying hen. 4 of us all had the same opinion and into the garbage it went. Needless to say we will not be buying any more meat products from this company. Walmart needs to look at the reviews on this product both here and elsewhere. 05/17/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★áby TMJMD Good Eating The meat of this hen is juicy,tender,delicious & it tops all competition based on my family & some friends.It doesn't like powder/cardboard like others.DON'T MESS UP IT'S THE BEST. 05/10/2014