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Chicken Cooking Guides
Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world because its mild flavors are easily adapted to regional tastes. It’s a protein low in fat, and high in protein - making it a healthier alternative to some cuts of red meat. An average dish of cooked chicken meat, weighing about 4 ounces, contains about 337 calories.
|Chicken Cut||Stove/Oven Temp||Avg Time||Finish Temp|
|Breast||Medium Heat (sear)||15 mins||165 °F|
|Thigh||Medium Heat (sear)||20 mins||165 °F|
|Drumsticks||400 °F (oven)||30-50 mins||165 °F|
|Whole Chicken||350 °F (oven)||1.5 hrs||165 °F|
Note: The above guidelines are only guard rails. Stove tops, grills, and ovens all vary. Cook times should also take into account thickness of meat. To achieve a perfectly cooked chicken, always check temperature intermittently; a meat thermometer comes in handy.
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Yes! You can safely cook frozen chicken, but you’ll need to increase your cooking time by at least 50%. Since the cooking time is substantially longer, we don’t recommend cooking larger cuts (like whole chicken) from frozen.
If the chicken is thawed in the refrigerator, you don't have to cook it right away; it can be safely kept in the fridge for an additional 1 to 2 days.
Pasture-raised chickens are raised outside, always on open grass pastures with plenty of space to roam and forage for bugs, worms, grasses, seeds, and more in their natural habitat. Packed full of rich flavor and nutrients, these chickens are higher in omega-3s as well as vitamins A, D, and E, and lower in fat than most any other chicken.
Free range, organic chicken have outdoor access with space to forage on bugs, grubs and greens as well as nutritious 100% Organic, non-GMO feed their entire lives. Our free range chicken is raised with these same practices, but their feed is not Certified Organic.
All the chicken we offer is free of unnecessary antibiotics and added growth hormones.
Our regular chicken cuts — like whole chickens, breasts and thighs — contains no additives or salt flavoring. Our chicken sausages contain added ingredients, like herbs and spices, but do not contain preservatives or fillers. Full ingredient lists by product type can be found here.
Crowd Cow's chicken is not flash frozen. Some processors use blast freezers, which freeze in a couple of hours. Others use standard freezers, frozen on racks. In both cases, chicken is frozen at peak freshness to retain high quality and moisture.
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