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Old 10 January 2018, 04:08 PM
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snopes, I remember seeing them on the spit in the 80's; although, again, my memory is not a provable cite.

GenYus, soup/stewing chickens are older birds, usually spent layers. They taste fine, but may need to be simmered for as much as several hours to make them tender enough to eat -- an advantage, actually, for long-cooking dishes such as my mother's cacchiatore, in which the bird is first boiled as for chicken soup and then baked in a sauce; the standard young broiler/fryer will disintegrate before the dish is done, you need a stew chicken to do it right.
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