Silkies are traditionally slow-braised rather than roasted. They excel in soups, curries, hot pots, and stews. Their meat is often served on the bone for a more exciting presentation.
How to Braise Meats
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Silkie chicken meat is often paired with flavors like ginger, root vegetables, orange, soy, ham, star anise, onions, scallions, galangal, rock sugar, ginseng, conch, shitake mushrooms, and rice wine.
Soup made from silkie meat is believed to have curative properties in traditional Chinese medicine, so it’s often paired with various Chinese medicinal herbs to increase its perceived health benefits.
Read How to Fabricate Poultry for instructions on cutting chickens into various cuts (breasts, legs, etc). Don’t throw out the carcass once you’ve eaten all the meat - silkie bones make incredible stock (how to make chicken stock).
Recommended Cooking Temp: Silkie chickens should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.