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What is a size 10 (or 12) chicken?

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I have a recipe that calls for a size 10 or 12 chicken. It's a tagine recipe - Moroccan, but I suspect was posted originally in French. Does anybody know what size chicken I need?

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  1. size 10 = 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
    size 12 = 1.25 kg (2.75 lbs)

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Thank you. I'm going with the size 12 - don't know where I'd find a size 10.

      1. re: Marsha

        That would be what used to be called a spring chicken in the US, maybe butchered at 2-10 months of age; sometimes referred to as a poussin, although French poussin are smaller.