Blue-Footed Wonders: Poulet de Bresse

published Sep 29, 2010
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In Japan, we have

kobe beef

Poulet de bresse are protected under the French AOC (Appellation d’Origine Controlée). This means that only certain farmers in the Bresse region can raise these chickens and only following very specific guidelines. It also tends to mean that you’ll end up paying a fair amount for the privilege of eating it!

We’ve never had the opportunity to try this chicken, but we’re extremely curious about it. We’ve heard that the the meat is very tender and juicy with a distinct rich flavor. Compared to the commercial mass produced chicken most of us are familiar with, we’re sure there’s no contest. But it would be interesting to compare it to the free-range chickens we can get locally.

What do you think about this chicken?