Our Poulet Rouge Fermier™ brand chicken, better known simply as Poulet Rouge, is Joyce Farms' very own Redbro Cou Nu, or red-feathered naked neck chicken. Ron Joyce personally selected this bird in 2003 from the French Label Rouge Program while visiting France to study the country's elite poultry industry and find the best-tasting chicken in the world. He coined the name "Poulet Rouge Fermier" for the bird he brought back to the States, a play on the bird's distinct red feathers and also a nod to its French genetics. The name, not otherwise known in France, is therefore unique to America as the country's first and only authentic genetic line from the Label Rouge Program, grown according to Label Rouge standards.
Our Poulet Rouge has superior taste, better meat texture and thin skin that finishes very crispy compared to most chickens. It is a hearty bird, known for its natural good health, and we hand pick only the best birds for market, at standards higher than USDA grade A.
Meat from the Poulet Rouge chicken is slightly darker than most supermarket chickens. This is the result of its distinctive heritage genetics, as well as pasture-raising practices that encourage normal chicken activity such as running, pecking, and scratching.
Cooking Poulet Rouge will disprove the "cooked chicken is supposed to be white" myth, since cooked Poulet Rouge will frequently retain a subtle pink hue. We always suggest measuring the internal temperature with a probe thermometer (minimum safe internal temperature is 165 Deg F) while you learn how to cook Poulet Rouge.
The Boneless Roulade of our Poulet Rouge Fermier creates a memorable meal with minimal effort and maximum flavor. We suggest you try your first Roulade au naturale (salt and pepper only) to appreciate the natural flavor, then be as creative as you like! Try with different seasonings, sauces, or stuffed with a filling of your choice.
Our Poulet Rouge is from the breeding stock used in France for the Label Rouge program, which produces the finest poultry in the world. Our Poulet Rouge is a true, slow growing heritage chicken with parchment-like skin and an unsurpassed flavor and texture. You would have to fly to Paris to taste a similar chicken. This bird is great on the rotisserie, roasted in the oven or braised like a Coq au vin.
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Our Poulet Rouge Fermier Griller is a semi-boneless whole chicken with only the drummette bone remaining. Excellent for grilling!
Our Poulet Rouge is from the breeding stock used in France for the Label Rouge program, which produces the finest poultry in the world. Our Poulet Rouge is a true, slow growing heritage chicken with parchment-like skin and an unsurpassed flavor and texture. You would have to fly to Paris to taste a similar chicken.