This listing is for professionally butchered, frozen (usually) chicken, suitable for restaurant use or retail sale. Looking for chicken, fresh processed on farm to order (a little less expensive, suitable for home use only)? Please visit this link: https://www.dtwflightpath.com/chicken
The Bresse hails from France, where it is famed for its juicy, delicious meat. This breed has more intramuscular fat than other chicken breeds, making for a luxuriously delicious and juicy bird. Raised free range on pastured until 2 weeks before butcher, when we confine them to a smaller area of pasture and offer free access to grain soaked in milk, allowing leg muscles to soften and helping them develop a generous amount of fat under their skin. You've never had a chicken like this one! Their breast is small but juicy, their dark meat is incredibly rich.
Most of our Bresse are offered at the "fryer" stage ($7.50/lb), when they are 4-5 months old and 2.5-3.5 lbs in weight; they are best prepared by roasting, braising, or stewing. Check out our recipe page for information on how to cook these unique chickens! Hens (a little more fat and a little less dark meat) are usually 2-3 lbs, roosters (a little leaner, with longer legs) are usually 2.5-3.5 lbs. These chickens are cut up into 10 pieces, and do not include the back.
Chicken, Bresse, Cut Up Fryer
- All of our meat is raised on pasture, fed a low-GMO, low corn, low soy base diet, and forages on pasture. Our butcher vac seals and then flash freezes our cuts.