Think You Know Chicken? Watch This Video

Chef Antoine Westermann wanted to find the best chicken “Not only in the U.S. but in the world” for his new restaurant Le Coq Rico. Working with our exclusive farm, we developed a special chicken just for him, raising old-breed birds to 120 days for best flavor. Looking to get that best-chicken-in-the-world flavor at home? Our exclusive Green Circle…

People Are Talking About Green Circle Chicken

Why are people so wild about our Green Circle Chicken? Because it’s not the same bland poultry that everyone has become accustomed to. We turned to the old methods, and raise our chickens more like farmyard birds. They eat a diet of surplus vegetables and trimmings collected from commercial kitchens and farmers markets. Not only…

Chefs Love Our Heritage Green Circle Chicken

Our Green Circle Chicken has been a hit in restaurants, grocery stores, and at dartagnan.com. Now we are offering home cooks a second option with our heritage-breed Green Circle Chicken. These old-breed chickens are raised longer than the others in the program, and were an exclusive for chefs … until now. Sold whole, with head…

Guess Who Loves Our Chicken?

It’s none other than Martha Stewart … and she knows a good thing when she tastes it. In the September 2016 issue of Martha Stewart Living there is an article about perfecting the roast chicken. Among the tips there’s a recommendation to buy the best bird, and we’re proud she picked ours. With organic and…

Eating Out? Order Green Circle Chicken Here

Have you heard about our Green Circle Chicken? It’s a very special bird – raised by Amish and Mennonite farmers in Pennsylvania who respect the old ways and treat the birds well. The free-ranging chickens eat actual vegetable scraps, from local markets and farms, that feed and nourish the birds instead of languishing in landfills….

Bird is the Word of the Month

September is National Chicken Month … and we will be celebrating with chicken, chicken and more chicken. Check back for recipes, tips, and restaurants where you can try our chicken. Also, as our gift to you, shop at dartagnan.com and save 15% on all chicken through the end of September. Do you know about our…

A Kinder, Gentler Way to Raise Chickens?

The New York Times recently reported that Perdue is making changes in how they raise chickens. They will overhaul animal welfare practices, making their plants more humane to give the birds better lives. It’s good to see one of the largest chicken producers in the nation talking about changes, however small they may be. At D’Artagnan we have…

Best Chicken Ever: The NYT Review of Le Coq Rico

Congratulations to Chef Antoine Westermann and his team at Le Coq Rico: The Bistro of Beautiful Birds for a 2-star review in the New York Times! We are proud to play a part in this delicious story. Chef Antoine is very meticulous, and spent a long time working with us to procure the ideal chicken for his…

What is Air-Chilled Chicken?

Why does air-chilled chicken taste so much better than the average bird? Here are a few of the key reasons. Chill Out Since the mid-1990s the USDA has required that the temperature of a chicken carcass be lowered to at least 40 degrees within four hours of slaughter. Most processors cool chickens in vats of…

Our Green Circle Chicken

You may have seen Mike Rowe’s TV show Somebody’s Gotta Do It on CNN last night … with our own Ariane and a flock of chickens! Mike was interested in our new Green Circle chickens because of the way they are raised. So he and Ariane went to the farm to see how it’s done. This…

Watch Mike Rowe Tonight!

Ariane will be on Mike Rowe’s excellent new show Somebody’s Gotta Do It tonight on CNN at 9 PM EST. Watch a little preview of what happens down on the chicken farm. And tune in for the full episode tonight! To get your own taste of the featured Green Circle Chicken, skip on over to our website. And,…