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GIve this poor chicken a second life - recycling lousy roast chicken

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GIve this poor chicken a second life - recycling lousy roast chicken

Mawrter | Jun 2, 2009 03:29 PM

So I cheated on my main chicken farmer and got a rather large roaster from another vendor. Boy, do I regret it. I don't think I did a very good job roasting it (it came out raw and I had to put it in again), but even so - the texture was weird in a way I just can't account for, except maybe it was really a stewer or on some VERY different feed or - hell, I just don't know. The breast wasn't tough per se, more like spongy and firm, kinda like those odd vaguely plasticky chickenlike deli meats meant for slicing and serving to the unaware customer.

So here's the thing: I have TONS of leftovers. I can't contact the farmer again until the market is open tomorrow. Is there some way to recycle this meat that will improve it? I also made pan gravy. I was thinking a long-cooking approach might help. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have!

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