Or, oh yes, that did deserve crazy caps – warning gross pictures below!
You might remember I bought this at the same time I bought the canned pork brains in milk gravy. At the time, I did not fully comprehend that it was an ENTIRE chicken bones and all inside the can.
BTW you can’t see it but under the lettuce, on the far right it says “serving suggestion”. Yeah, why not also suggest you poop gold and fart jet fuel? It is also without giblets, don’t want to know what they did with those.
Here are the serving suggestions. I decided to roast it according to the instructions provided for the purest experience. It had been chilling in my fridge for a month at least before I opened it today.
When you open the can, this is what you see. Little chicken knuckles poking out from the schmaltz. I initially wanted to pull out the chicken and reserve the broth in the can, but the bones were too wiggly, so I had to pour it out.
Wow, Sweet Sue doesn’t look so sweet upside down.
My 3 year old was fascinated. That’s chocolate on his face, btw from the other taste test we did today.
And it’s out!
Close up of some sort of something. All I know is that it wasn’t the giblets, as those are not included.
I poured all of this off to roast the chicken.
Goofball wanted to make sure I got a picture of his whole face!
Bowl of reserved goo. Realized I did not in fact want to keep it and tossed it down the garbage disposal. I did taste it (the broth part, not the fat globs and mystery bits) with my finger and it was very weak like somebody had just dunked a chicken in some water.
Out of the oven after 15+ minutes at 475 as instructed. It never did get brown.
It was really scrawny!
And the taste? There really wasn’t any. The white meat was a bit more cottony than the dark meat, but it all tasted like all the flavor had been cooked out. Sort of like the little bits of chicken in condensed chicken noodle soup. I thought before cooking it that I might use the meat in some sort of chicken salad, like you’d use canned chunk chicken breast but this is seriously lacking and I don’t think anyone would eat it. I am going to strip the meat and put it out for the neighborhood cats (not in front of my house though!) it doesn’t seem too salty or anything, so I think it will be okay.
You can see all my Chicken in a Can Photos here.
And check out my brother’s video review of canned silkworm pupa. I only coerced him a little bit!
BTW, I am pleased to announce you can get a six pack of Sweet Sue whole chicken in a can from Amazon. That is my affiliate link, btw, I’m sure you can understand me trying to get in on the meat in a can market while I can as I’m sure it’s about to boom. If I sell enough haggis and spotted dick the O’Boys can go to college!
If you are interested in learning how to can your own chicken, here are instructions for canning chicken breasts.