Country chickens are all native domesticated fowl that are bred by local farmers on a small-scale basis in natural environments – without much interference from farmers. Generally, they tend to be a kind of Cornish hen or other commercial variety.
Benefits: A food rich in protein, chicken can help with weight management and reduce the risk of heart disease. Chicken contains the amino acid tryptophan, which has been linked to higher levels of serotonin (the “feel good” hormone) in our brains.
Info: The country chicken is one of the most ubiquitous domesticated animals; it is bred for both its egg and meat, and is thought to have originally been domesticated from the red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) native to multiple regions from Southeast Asia to Southwest China