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What is Halal chicken?

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Halal chicken is meat from a chicken that was slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law. The word "halal" means "permissible" in Arabic, according to The Kitchn.

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The rules which must be followed in order for meat to be halal are:

  • The name of God, Allah, must be pronounced during the slaughter.
  • The chicken must be killed by having its throat cut. The blade used should be very sharp to make the killing humane.
  • The chicken must be hung upside-down and bled dry.
  • The chicken must be conscious.
  • The slaughter must be carried out by either a Muslim, Jew or Christian.
  • The chicken must have had a healthy diet, and not have been fed any animal products.
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