We faced great difficulty in finding details of how to cook silkie chicken and did not want to do it wrong. To help other people in a similar situation I have composed this simple step by step procedure with pictures for you to follow. If you don't eat meat or don't want to know about it please stop reading here.
|Chinese Silkie in the pot with herbs and garlic|
How to cook a Chinese Silkie Chicken in seven easy steps
Step 1 You will need to obtain a silkie chicken. You could start with an egg and either incubate it or get a chicken to incubate it, but who has that kind of time these days? We suggest starting with a cute little guy like this. The colour of the down or feathers is not important. It should be as cute as a button and fit nicely into the palm of your hand. At this age they need heat and lots of cuddles.
Step 2 Treat the chicken well, let it live a good calm life. Give it clean water, good food and a lot of time free ranging somewhere safe with some other chickens. Your chicken will need a nice name, children are good at naming animals, this one's name was "Boo". You can tell by the picture that Boo was a nice calm chicken who lived a happy life.
Step 3 Boo will need to have a quick and honorable death. The faster and more pain free the better. It is important that Boo does not get to watch other chickens die as she will find this stressful. There is no need to make this any more stressful on the animal than it already is. I generally took chickens behind the shed where no one and nothing could see. I dislike this step so did not take a picture. Instead, here is a picture that one of my kids made for me on the wood pile.
|This has nothing to do with cooking silkies, but it makes me happy|
|Chinese Silkie ready to cook|
|Chinese silkie chicken cooked and ready to serve|
|Chinese silkie meat|
|Carcase of silkie chicken, the colour went odd in the picture|