Let me tell you about my wild chives chicken. I’ve tried (carelessly) to grow chives once or twice, but was never successful. But as I was walking around the garden this month I saw them: wild chives! At first, I wasn’t positive that they really were chives, but they totally smelled like onions. I read a little bit about wild chives and found out the stems are hollow. So of course, I ran outside to grab a stalk, and YES, they were hollow, like a reed.
You can forage the blades throughout the season by cutting a couple of inches above the ground and they should continue to grow. I wanted to see the chive blossoms, so I let several of them bloom before cutting them down.
Safe to say that I’m obsessed with wild chives blossoms. And I thought to myself, “Self, I bet these wild chives would taste really good on some chicken.” And the idea for wild chives chicken was born. Follow the tutorial at the end of the post to cook your chicken, but basically, I used three or four chive stalks and a couple of blossoms.
First, pull off the petals and chop up the stems. Then mix it all with some olive oil, and spread it all over the chicken.
Cook your wild chives chicken in the oven at 425° F for 15 minutes, then turn the oven down to 375° F and cook for about an hour and a half or until done.
I loved it! Plus I just felt wild eating wild chives from my not so wild field on my not so wild chicken in my not so wild house. But you get the idea.
I plan on making some cheese with chive stalks and blossoms as well. What do you use chives for?
To make wild chives chicken just follow the tutorial below: