Some Things To Do With Chicken Blood

November 12, 2010 · Posted in Hunh? · 2 Comments 

J posted this article on my FB page yesterday…

AUTAUGA COUNTY, AL. (WSFA) – An 18-wheeler tanker truck carrying a load of chicken blood crashed and overturned on Interstate 65 in Autauga County just before 10:00am Thursday.

Turns out, this particular tanker full of chicken blood was headed for the dog food factory.

It got me wondering what other uses for chicken blood are around.

Chicken Blood Rice


* 1 cup uncooked white rice
* 2 1/2 cups water
* 1 cup chicken blood with a dash of vinegar mixed in
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 4 chicken leg quarters
* 1 cup wine
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


1. In small saucepan over medium heat, combine the rice and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Remove from heat and stir in the chicken blood. Set aside.
2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic until tender and lightly browned. Add chicken legs to the skillet and brown on both sides. Stir in the hot pepper sauce and wine. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink, and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. Stir in the blood rice, and cook for a few more minutes before serving.


Catfish like it too…


“Chicken blood therapy” (????), as it was also known, came to prominence during the 1960s. It attracted the attention of health authorities, who investigated the practice, decided it was dangerous, and slapped a ban on its use in 1965. However, the anti-intellectual, anti-elitist climate that seized the country after the Cultural Revolution broke out the following year forced the Ministry of Health to reverse the ban, and the therapy began to be heavily promoted, first in Shanghai and the capital, and then across the country.