Is Your Chicken Air Chilled?

If You’re Not Cooking With Air-Chilled Chicken, You’re Doing It Wrong So says Bloomberg Pursuits in this article, which quotes Ariane and explains why an air-chilled chicken is both tastier and safer to eat. For years, Ariane has been a huge proponent of air-chilled chicken. As always, she made sure that D’Artagnan was among the first…

A Kinder, Gentler Way to Raise Chickens?

The New York Times recently reported that Perdue is making changes in how they raise chickens. They will overhaul animal welfare practices, making their plants more humane to give the birds better lives. It’s good to see one of the largest chicken producers in the nation talking about changes, however small they may be. At D’Artagnan we have…

Top 7 Chicken Recipes You Need to Try

Tired of the same old, same old when it comes to chicken? You are not alone! Americans consume 90 pounds of chicken per capita each year, and we suspect that much of that is chicken breasts. How to jazz up your chicken dinner? Start with quality chicken, choose whole chicken or different cuts (sorry, boneless…

Duck Fat Fried Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Fried chicken is having a moment right now. It’s showing up in sandwiches, on waffles, at food trucks and in high-end restaurants. Nothing is quite so satisfying. Try upping your game with our air-chilled and organic chicken, and using the secret ingredient that brings magic to all it touches: duck fat. An overnight soak in seasoned…

What is Air-Chilled Chicken?

Why does air-chilled chicken taste so much better than the average bird? Here are a few of the key reasons. Chill Out Since the mid-1990s the USDA has required that the temperature of a chicken carcass be lowered to at least 40 degrees within four hours of slaughter. Most processors cool chickens in vats of…

Interview with Ariane in The Village Voice

Ariane talked to Laura Shunk at The Village Voice recently. Here’s the story of the early days at D’Artagnan and the philosophy behind what we do. Get the low-down on organic chicken, heritage-breed pork and the state of  meat in general. So go ahead, take a peek inside Ariane’s head in this interview.  

Happy National Fried Chicken Day!

Crispy, crunchy, juicy, tender! Fried chicken is American comfort food at its best. It’s also a hotly debated topic: pan-fried or deep-fried, flour dredge or cornmeal crust, buttermilk or brine, peanut oil or duck fat? Whichever method and ingredients you prefer, we can think of no better day to cook up a big batch than National Fried…

Duckspotting @ Le Cirque, New York City

Duckspotting is snapping & sending in pics of dishes, from your favorite restaurants, made with D’Artagnan ingredients! We supply restaurants all over the country & love to see what creative chefs are doing with our products. Keep sending them in! Where: legendary Le Cirque restaurant What: Chef Olivier Reginensi’s perfectly roasted D’Artagnan Air-Chilled Chicken How: Le…