Recently my post Food for the Walk (https://walkingthederwent.com/2015/07/31/food-for-the-walk/) explained my process for creating a soupy stew from a variety of dried vegetables and dried minced turkey. This tasted heavenly and was extremely nutritious. I have now repeated the recipe but substituted dried strips of chicken leg meat for the turkey.
I soaked and cooked the collection of ingredients for the same length of time given for the first experiment – but this time, despite the flavours being richly tasty, the chicken remained tough, stringy and dry. My guess is that mincemeat is the preferable food for drying so I will try minced chicken for the next experiment. I have now soaked and cooked the remainder of the previously dried chicken for hours; but it never became deliciously nor softly edible. One failed experiment. Ah well – a new learning.