Bresse Fattened Chicken are a pure breed named ‘’La Gauloise Blanche’’ which has a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) or AOP (Appleation d’Origine Protégée) status to keep it pure. As an AOP breed, the birds must also be farmed free range, with room to roam freely outside. Another term of the status is farmers must only rear up to 2 poultry batches per year and per plot in order to let soils regenerate.
Bresse Fattened Chicken are distinctive in looks, with blue legs, white feathers and red combe. The birds are farmed free range for 4 to 5 months. Then it stays 15 to 30 days in a fattening coop to improve its marbling. It is slaughtered it between 21 and 23 weeks.
Bresse Fattened Chicken is a male chicken and larger than a female ‘’Poulette’’ or ’Poularde’, weighing around 2-3kg.
Bresse Fattened Chickens eat a natural, unprocessed diet of greens, natural minerals, molluscs, insects, cereals (Corn from Bresse, wheat, buckwheat) and milk. No GMO or antiobiotics are used in their feed. This rich, nutritious feed helps them a juicy, delicious and firm flesh and rich flavour with perfect marbling. Bresse Fattened Chickens is a rare gem that is used in top restaurants around France, Europe and Beyond.
At Mieral, they are committed to animal welfare and quality. An expert hand-selects the chickens individually to ensure only the highest quality birds are picked.
Cooking instructions: Roast Bresse Fattened Chicken for 1hr 20 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius. Allow the meat to rest for 15 minutes before serving for the perfect roast chicken.
Mieral is the last family-owned poultry company in the region of Le Bresse working with traditional methods since 1919 and celebrating 100 years of passion, knowledge and animal welfare. Working with 60 local breeders in the La Bresse area, Mieral support traditional local farming practice.
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