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…

Is Your Chicken Air Chilled?

If You’re Not Cooking With Air-Chilled Chicken, You’re Doing It Wrong So says Bloomberg Pursuits in this article, which quotes Ariane and explains why an air-chilled chicken is both tastier and safer to eat. For years, Ariane has been a huge proponent of air-chilled chicken. As always, she made sure that D’Artagnan was among the first…

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…

Reinventing Chicken

Esteemed French Chef Antoine Westermann recently opened his first New York City restaurant.  It’s called Le Coq Rico: The Bistro of Beautiful Birds. And when you want beautiful birds, D’Artagnan is the place to find them.

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…

Making Chicken Stock

“Indeed, stock is everything is cooking. Without it, nothing can be done.”  –Escoffier Forget about the cans and boxes of watered-down, flavorless stock in stores. The best stock is made at home and the good news is: it’s not difficult to do. You will be amply rewarded with glorious, golden liquid that will boost the…