Would You Eat Black Chicken? The Chinese Consider It a Super-food Because of Health Benefits


By: Krystle Crossman

Some of the best homeopathic cures come from ancient China. Since the 13th century black chickens were found in China and have been used for medicinal purposes for over 1,000 years. Now it is a popular food in American cuisine. Years ago it was called the new superfood.

Black chicken is chock full of antioxidants which helps it gain its superfood status. Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body and keep you healthy from sicknesses such as the common cold. The antioxidant that is found in black chicken is called carnosine. High concentrations of carnosine are found in the muscle and in the human brain. There are many studies being conducted at the moment to determine all of the positive benefits of this antioxidant, some of which include speech skills, auditory gains, motor skills development, and eyesight.

The carnosince levels in black chicken are twice the amount than in regular chickens. It is also found in turkey. If you do not eat poultry, there are carnosine supplements that can be found in most vitamin stores.

Many people find the black chicken to be an odd food and tend not to eat it. The meat, bones, and skin are all black. It is considered to be a miniature chicken because their stature is much smaller than that of a regular chicken. In Chinese medicine, black chicken is most often added to stew or soup along with herbs like ginseng. It is said to help the lungs, blood, and stomach.

Many who have tasted this type of chicken say that there is either no taste difference at all or that it is a little sweeter than regular chicken. It can be cooked the same way as regular chicken, but the meat is coarser, which often leads to it being cooked in a stew. While black chicken is still making its way onto the market in the US, maybe it won’t be long before we see it as a mainstream item in the grocery stores.



  1. Yes, the chickens are born black as a rare breed to the western plate. They are not lab designed like the US chickens. Becoming aware of other cultures foods can be safer, and save money$ compared to western medications. Chinese herbal medicines have thousands of years of successful history because they cure sickness, eliminating the root cause of illness. Western medicines are lab program to send signals to the brain making you think the problem is cured. So why are you still taking pills for years with no cured benefits? Making money for the corporations stock holders of course.

  2. Why in the world would we trust eat this do you realize that the Chinese food sold to the public isn’t the food they eat think people

  3. Africans have been eating this for centuries (ask any west african), we call it Guinea Fowl not black chicken. its of african origin and not chineese.

  4. Growing up on a North Carolina farm , we has many of them. There eggs has a hard shell. I use to sit in the tree and throw them at my brother.

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