Deo Volente chickens are raised longer than the average grocery store chicken, which results in more flavor and better value, with a higher meat to bone ratio.

Since they are an older chicken, they should be cooked until the breast meat reaches 200 degrees. This allows the meat to become tender, but still be moist and delicious.

Roasting: For heritage breeds, cook at 350 degrees for about 1-1/2 hours depending on size.

Frying: Fry until sufficiently brown and crisp. Then put the pieces in the oven at 350 degrees until breast meat is 200 degrees.

Slow Cooking (Crock pot): Put on “Low” all day or overnight, or on “High” for about 5 hours. This method is excellent for cooking chicken for use in casseroles or chicken salad.