Note that organic chicken meat tends to have red or brown coloring around the bones even after cooking. This is not blood, rather it is proteins called myoglobin and hemoglobin which are predominantly found in healthy free-range chicken that exercise and move a lot. There are no safety or quality concerns. Brining the chicken 24h prior to cooking in a salt solution helps reduce the visual impact.
You get 1 fully sized whole bone-in chicken without the giblets and neck - basically ready for roasting. Choose between 1.3kg (2.8lbs) and 1.9kg (4.1lbs) sizes. That should fit any regular oven in Japan. The chicken is naturally slow grown and therefore the meat is much healthier, better formed, tastier, and juicier than commodity chicken. There are no bruises or broken bones that you often find on poor factory-farmed birds. Perfect for a family dinner or gathering. Used with plenty of healthy oven-roasted vegetables this bird can easily feed the whole family.
Free-range, open pasture-raised certified organic chicken from New Zealand. Naturally and sustainably slow-grown with love and care on certified organic apple orchards in Hawke's Bay. The happy chickens roam and forage freely as nature intended. Absolutely no antibiotics, no vaccines, no growth hormones, no GMO feed, and no chlorine washing. The feed and the land are free of any synthetic chemicals. Certified organic is not only good for you but most importantly good for the environment. Bostock Brothers organic chicken is the only certified organic chicken farm in all of New Zealand.
Due to bilateral agreements, this chicken is only certified organic in New Zealand. Japanese JAS organic is being applied for and in process.
|Contents||1 pack contains 1 chicken|
|Package Dimensions||1.3kg: 25 x 15 x 10cm (9.8" x 5.9" x 3.9")
1.9kg: 28 x 18 x 10cm (11" x 7.1" x 3.9)
|Serves||1.3kg: Serves 3-4
1.9kg: Serves 4-6
Shipping & Handling
|Shipping||Shipping and delivery is frozen|
|Handling||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)|
|Defrosting Time||In the fridge: approx. 48h
In ice-water: not recommended
|Cooking Method||Oven roast, Dutch Oven, Grill (Either Butterfly or Beer Can Style)|
||Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 4 days.
|Country of Origin||New Zealand|
✔ Free-range, open pasture-raised with love and care in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
✔ Chicken freely forage and exhibit natural behavior. Chalets provide shelter from the elements which they can use at free will.
✔ Certified organic pasture land, feed and chicken.
✔ Naturally slow-grown chicken. Meat is better formed, of much higher quality and superior taste.
✔ No use of antibiotics or growth-promoting hormones - ever
✔ No GMOs, no synthetic chemicals used on land, feed or in meat. Meat is never chlorine-washed.
✔ Air chilled - no water is used to cool the meat. Which means less shrinkage and water loss during cooking.
✔ One farm, one family, one importer - traceability from farm to fork.
✔ The happiest, healthiest, and tastiest chicken available - taste the difference.
At A Glance
|Chicken Breed||Cornish Cross, raised and bred for meat.|
|Farm/Ranch||Bostock Brothers Farm|
|Region||Hawke's Bay, New Zealand|
|Breeding||All year free-range, free-roaming. Once fully feathered they are free to leave the chalets and roam outside on green pasture grass. Bred for quality, not quantity which means the chickens are much slower growing and are as pure and natural as they can be.|
|Raised by||Ben and George Bostock|
|Farming Experience||Organic apple farming since childhood, pasture-raised chicken since 2014|
|Feeding||Certified organic lush, green grass and juicy organic apples as well as home-grown feed including corn and barley (80%). Additional supplements may include 100% organic and GMO-free soybean meal (+/-14%) and fishmeal from New Zealand (+/- 5%). Chicken are free to forage on open pasture which means they also eat insects and everything they find within the orchards including salts and limestones.|
|Traceability||100% fully traceable from farm to fork|
|Growth Promoting Hormones||Never|
|Animal By-Products Feeding||Never|
|Synthetic Chemical use on pasture land or feed||Never|
|Processing||All handling and packaging is performed locally in New Zealand. No further processing is done in Japan.|
|Importer||Horizon Farms, Inc.|
Great chicken for a Sunday roast
Its really hard to find whole chicken in Japanese organic supermarkets, this is the best you can find in Japan!!! I am so grateful for Horizon farms for their wonderful organic products.
Taking a break during my Christmas lunch to say how delicious this chicken was. It was the best I ever had. Thank you again for bringing such quality products to Japan. I had been waiting a long time to find a company bringing us quality-natural-sustainable products.
Chicken was a good size (1.8kg) and was nice an tender.
I would recommend making your own stuffing with breadcrumbs, onion, parsley salt and pepper and an egg.
You can also boil down the frame after and make a hearty chicken stock!
I really enjoyed this chicken. So flavorful, juicy and delicious. I am glad I found Horizon because I have become a regular since then!