Saturday, April 5, 2014

Organic Chicken - Cajun spice

I decided to try the butcher's chicken this time.  They have regular market chicken breasts like the chain stores but also premium organic free range well adjusted chickens. At double I doubted they would live up to their price but I had to try to find out.  A year ago I probably wouldn't have been able to tell the difference but today I can.  First, the preparation. 

Cajun Spice Mix

2 tbsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp paprika 
1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp freshly ground white pepper
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp ground mustard
1/8 tsp ground cloves

I salted the breasts, then seasoned and finally coated them with flour. I fried the skins up for the dogs and brushed the breasts with fat from that. Then I put them over high heat on the BBQ for 2 minutes.  Turn them over for 2 more minutes then put them in the centre or off the heat to roast for a total of 30 minutes total cooking time.

Mashed potatoes with salt, butter and milk. Broccoli, steamed and finished in olive oil. The salad was dressed with:


1 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
dot dijon mustard

Whisk, add a diced tomato and the lettuce mix and toss.

The chicken was exceptional.  It seemed to have more fat in the meat so it was moister and richer tasting.  The texture of the meat was much nicer than production line birds. The meat also had a better taste than regular chicken. Overall, the organic chicken is worth the price if the budget can take it.

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