What is Poussin Chicken? Poussin chicken is a young chicken not older than 28 days and weighing between 16-20 ounces. Sometimes in English speaking countries they are also known as spring chickens, even though they are available all year long. Poussin chicken is leaner and more tender than a full sized chicken. The young chickens have not had time to develop a chicken taste, so they are very easy to flavor. Their small size makes them very popular for fancy dishes because a whole chicken looks appealing. One poussin chicken is the perfect serving size for one adult, so it makes it easy to estimate how many you will need.
Lemon Poussin Chicken Piccatta
This lemon chicken piccatta is a perfect recipe for poussin chicken because it adds so much flavor. This dish is served over delicate angel hair pasta. This recipe serves 6.
6 poussin chickens
3 cloves of garlic
½ cup fresh rosemary, set aside a few sprigs for garnish.
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 lemons, one juiced and one sliced
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup capers
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound angel hair pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
Cooking the Chicken
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Choose a large ovenproof skillet; heat the butter and oil over medium heat on your stovetop. Prepare the chicken by stuffing each chicken with a sprig of rosemary and a half clove of garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Lightly flour each chicken and add to the heated skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side to brown. Add the lemon juice and slices, broth, and capers to the skillet. Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes, add heavy cream, and cook for 5 more minutes. Make sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked and no pink meat remains.
Preparing the Pasta
While the chicken is cooking, boil 2 quarts of water in a sauce pan. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to make the water boil faster. When the water reaches boiling, add your angel hair pasta and cook for 8 minutes. Strain and stir in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Place a serving of noodles on each plate topped with one poussin chicken, sauce and rosemary leaves to garnish. This dish is easy, elegant and will be sure to impress all of your guests.
For more information about poissin chicken, contact Joyce Farms or a similar company.