Dorothy Lane Market Offers Local Black Chickens

Just in time for Chinese New Year and the coldest months of the year, black chickens will catch the spotlight at Dorothy Lane Market. Revered in China for their medicinal qualities, black chickens, also known as Silkies, are a particular breed that is black all over, including skin, flesh and bones. Here in the U.S., the unusual-looking chickens have gained favor among Asian chefs and

DAYTON, Ohio — Just in time for Chinese New Year and the coldest months of the year, black chickens will catch the spotlight at Dorothy Lane Market.

Revered in China for their medicinal qualities, black chickens, also known as Silkies, are a particular breed that is black all over, including skin, flesh and bones. Here in the U.S., the unusual-looking chickens have gained favor among Asian chefs and others for their dense, gamey flavor.

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