We love our stewing hens for two reasons: taste and recycling.
That might sound odd, but it’s the truth. Our stewing hens are the egg layers that no longer produce. They aren’t great for grilling like our other chickens but it would terrible to let that chicken go to waste. We wish we could let them live out their lives naturally, but it wouldn’t be cost effective or would we have enough space. To our vegetarian friends it might seem cruel, but it’s the best way for them to serve two purposes.
The problem is, it’s not something that is normally sold in grocery stores. It’s just not that common. So we get a lot of questions on different ways to prepare these hens. The easiest way is soup, but no one wants to eat the a slightly different variation of soup every week. So we’ve come up with a few different ways to use them. Including this ragu which several people have tried and told us the whole family loved!
So here’s a different way! Tacos! Who doesn’t like tacos! And these are sure to please.
Here’s a video that explains the process. Below you’ll find the general ingredients that you’ll need.
What You’ll Need:
1 Fisher Hill Farm Stewing Hen
1 Fisher Hill Farm Carrot
1 Fisher Hill Farm Red or White Onion
2 Ribs Celery
2 Cups chicken stock (homemade is best but store bought works)
Cabbage (or kale or lettuce or whatever you can find/prefer)
Chili Powder, Cumin, salt and pepper – the rest is optional
What You’ll Do:
Watch the video for the process. But a couple of footnotes:
-We’re working on a pickled red onion video and we’ll post that soon
-We use yogurt instead of sour cream because it’s easier to find locally and it’s better!
-Substitute flour tortillas if you prefer (We should do a flour tortilla recipe video!)
– We had leftover bacon from breakfast and so we chopped it up and included it
If you have questions or ideas or would like to see some recipes in video form let us know! We want to help! Thank you everyone for your support!