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Where to buy the smallest chickens in Mpls?

mesafoodie Feb 8, 2010 09:08 AM

This might sounds like an odd request, but I want to try to make the famous Zuni Chicken recipe and it calls for a 2.75 - 3.5 lb chicken. I've found 3.5 lb chickens at Cub, but was wondering if anyone knows a source for a smaller chicken in Minneapolis. Any suggestions appreciated!

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  1. jfood RE: mesafoodie Feb 8, 2010 10:31 AM

    Us the 3.5 pounder. not a problem.. jfood has made with >4# boyd.

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      diearzte2 RE: jfood Feb 8, 2010 01:06 PM

      The ones at D'Lish tend to be smaller, around the range you specified. They usually have fresh and frozen ones also. They are free range, organic IIRC.

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      meljohns RE: mesafoodie Feb 8, 2010 03:05 PM

      Kowalski's should have ones that are between 3-4 pounds. They carry Kadjean, which is a local farm and usually really good. I constantly buy that brand because of the quality.

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        BigE RE: meljohns Feb 9, 2010 05:48 AM

        100% agree. I made a simple roasted chicken on Friday night with a Kadejan bird (from Kowalski's) and it was outrageously good.

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        soupkitten RE: mesafoodie Feb 9, 2010 04:13 AM

        omg please don't use a cub chicken for the zuni recipe. i'd go get a local chicken at one of the co-ops. kadejans' are widely available, or get another local farm chicken. something with a little flavor and without the flesh-jello factory-farm effect--blech.

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          mesafoodie RE: soupkitten Feb 9, 2010 07:35 AM

          Thanks, you made me laugh. In the meantime I called Whole Foods and they claim to have chickens as small as 2.75 - 3 lbs, will stop by tonight. We're going to make the Zuni recipe for the first time this Sunday as a Valentines dinner.

        2. AnneInMpls RE: mesafoodie Feb 13, 2010 07:52 PM

          Next time you make this recipe, or anything calling for a small whole chicken, get a Callister Farms chicken. They run about 3-4 lbs, and are fabulous! Much better than Kadejan. I get mine at Seward Co-op, but have also seen them at Golden Fig, as well as at Golden's Deli in St. Paul.


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