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A whole chicken makes an excellent meal for a family, but variations exist when discussing whole chickens for sale in your local grocery store. You'll find whole chickens commonly labeled as broilers, fryers, and roasters. Less common varieties include stewing chickens, capons, and roosters. Telling the difference isn't as simple as the names may suggest, particularly when considering many recipes and chefs use the terms broiler, fryer, and roaster interchangeably. The reason comes down to size more often than the best use. Sometimes a recipe calls for a fryer chicken, but the directions say to roast it because it wants you to choose a particular size of chicken.
Broilers are chickens between six to eight weeks old and weigh up to 2.5 pounds. Fryers are also six to eight weeks old but larger, weighing in at 2.5 to 3.5 pounds. Roasters are chickens that are under eight months old and weigh between 3.5 and 5 pounds. The less common stewing chickens are over 10 months old, usually hens, and weigh between 5 and 7 pounds. Capons are even less common, but they are castrated males that weigh between 6 and 8 pounds. Roosters are more common than capons. These are un-castrated males that weigh between 6 and 8 pounds.
Many consumers don't purchase a whole chicken except to cook it whole as a meal. A whole chicken will usually come with the gizzards, organs, and neck neatly packaged and stuffed inside the chicken's hollowed-out chest cavity. New chefs have made the mistake of unwittingly leaving these inside the bird when cooking, only to realize their mistake afterwards. Most people today don't bother eating these extra pieces, yet they can make an excellent addition to your stuffing or gravy.
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