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Meaty and full of flavor

Full of flavor and very little fat dripping onto the bottom pan in the oven. Thawed then roasted for 1hr in a gas convection oven 175c on a grate breast up, keeping the chicken off the dripping pan about 3cm. The breast has a lot more meat that other store-bought chickens I have had here in Japan and that includes the Japanese domestic chickens. Totally worth the extra price for the 2kg.

New Zealand Certified Organic Free-Range Whole Chicken (2kg)

Horizon Farms
PL201

Compared to our 1.3kg chicken, this massive 2kg sized chicken was raised for an additional 4 weeks - apparently raising organic chicken for additional weeks without the use of growth hormones gets very costly - hence the higher price tag however at lower price point than the 1.3kg chicken (yen per 100g comparison). We have only imported a few of these - we recommend 2kg sized chicken for special occasions only. You get 1 fully sized large whole bone-in chicken without the giblets and neck - basically ready for roasting. The size is around 2kg (4.4lbs). 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. 

New Zealand free-range, and open pasture-raised certified organic chicken. Naturally and sustainably slow with love and care on an apple orchard farm in the sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand by the two Bostock brothers. No antibiotics, no growth hormones, no GMO feed, no use of chemicals, and free of chlorine. The healthiest and tastiest chicken you can get! Taste the difference. Not only is the chicken certified organic, the feed, as well as the apple orchards where the happy chicken roam and forage on, are certified organic as well. Certified organic is not only good for you, it is but most importantly good for the environment. The only certified organic chicken in New Zealand. This is the only certified organic open pasture-raised chicken in all of Japan!

 

Contents

Contents 1 pack contains 1 chicken
Weight Approx. 2kg (4.4lbs.)
Package Dimensions 35 x 20 x 25cm (13.7" x 7.8" x 9.8")
Serves Serves 4-6 (depends on the serving method)

 

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)
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 4 days.

 

Details

Ingredients Chicken
Country of Origin New Zealand
Bone Bone-in
Skin Skin-on
Packaging Non-vacuum packed.

 

✔ Open pasture-raised on an organic apple orchard in sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand with all the love and care.

✔ Chicken are allowed to freely forage on open pasture and exhibit natural behavior. Chalets provide shelter from the elements which they can enter and leave at free will.

✔ Certified organic by AsureQuality in New Zealand, a fully government-owned organic food assurance enterprise.

✔ No use of antibiotics or growth-promoting hormones - ever

✔ No GMO feed, no chemicals used or chlorine-washed - ever

✔ One farm, one family, one importer - traceability from farm to fork.

✔ Naturally slow-grown chicken. Meat is better formed, of much higher quality and superior taste.

✔ Chicken are fed certified organic lush, green grass, and juicy organic apples as well as home-grown non-GMO feed including corn and barley.

✔ Air chilled - no chlorinated water is used to cool the meat. Which means less shrinkage and water loss during cooking.

✔ No factory farming! The Bostock Brothers are real brothers and are a real family business. Strictly non-commodity produce. 

✔ The happiest, healthiest, and tastiest chicken available - taste the difference.

Bostock Brothers Chicken Collage

Ben and George Bostock grew up on their family’s organic apple orchard in sunny Hawke’s Bay and share a family passion for healthy, safe growing practices where there is control from the farm to plate. This means no chemicals, no antibiotics, no hormones, and no genetic modification. The brothers are determined to give their free-range and pasture-raised chickens the best life.


At A Glance

Chicken Breed Cornish Cross, raised and bred for meat.
Farm/Ranch Bostock Brothers Farm (I want to learn more about the Bostock Brothers)
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
Antibiotics Never
Animal By-Products Feeding Never
GMO feed Never
Chemicals Never
Chemical fertilizers or pesticides On pasture land or apple orchards Never
Chlorine Washing Never
Water Injections Never

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Meaty and full of flavor

Full of flavor and very little fat dripping onto the bottom pan in the oven. Thawed then roasted for 1hr in a gas convection oven 175c on a grate breast up, keeping the chicken off the dripping pan about 3cm. The breast has a lot more meat that other store-bought chickens I have had here in Japan and that includes the Japanese domestic chickens. Totally worth the extra price for the 2kg.


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I will order again!

Translated from Japanese: Because the large chicken bones are cut in two and in a pouch, it’s easy to put them in a pan and they’re very easy to use!
Above all, they taste amazing!
Until now, I used to buy Nagoya Cochin chicken bones in a department store, but in terms of taste and safety, these are better.
I’ve been enjoying making chicken broth for 4 days in a row.
I will order again!

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Translated from Japanese: Bone broth made from these chicken bones is delicious just by adding herbs, salt and pepper.
Also, since it has a lot of meat, it’s recommended to break it down and boil it in soy sauce and mirin after making the bone broth.
If you mix it with rice, you can make delicious chicken rice.
However, be careful as there are many small bones.

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For making bone broth.

Translated from Japanese: I bought it because it was a safe product. I'm making a nice scent in the slow cooker now ^ _ ^ There is no odor at all and it looks very delicious. It seems that you can serve delicious soup to your dog and family as well. Thank you very much.

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I made a delicious soup ☆

Translated from Japanese: Arrived immediately after ordering. I made a delicious bone broth? (^ O ^) / I will order it again. I want to try other products ♪ Thank you!

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Translated from Japanese: It’s a reorder.
I always use this to make soup.
The price is cheap and the meat delicious.

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Not suitable for mizutaki

Translated from Japanese: I bought this whole chicken because I wanted to get soup stock out of the bones. I don't know how to cook many dishes, so I chose my favorite mizutaki.
Since the breeding period is long, I expected it to be old, but the taste is refreshing and the body is soft.
But hmm (tears)
I took the lye out carefully, but the unique taste and smell are spicy. Japanese chicken is very delicious with only salt, but this was not possible. You can't add garlic, onions or tomatoes. I managed to eat it with curry spice.
I should have followed the recommended recipe.
I want to eat naturally grazing chicken, so I will study how to cook it and try again.

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I have a feeling that this will become a standard for celebrations!

Translated from Japanese: Even though the taste is strong, the fat is really delicious!!!
When eating this store’s chicken breast, I realized there’s a difference to usual chicken and because a family member’s birthday is near, I’ve decided to order this whole chicken.
I cooked it the same as always, but the meat quality is completely different!
The whole family is a total fan of this taste and aroma. Thank you (^^)

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いいお肉です

オーブンで焼きましたが、
出てきた鶏の油も透き通っていて、
くせなく、とてもおいしいかったです。
次も購入します。

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I made Samgyetang with it

Translated from Japanese: Although I have bought several types of chicken here already, it’s my first time trying this whole chicken.
To prepare it carefully, I washed it, but even so, there was no fat or blood on the chicken.
It was the same with the other chicken products I already tried, but there was also not the characteristic (strong) smell of chicken.

Because it’s hard to know the chicken’s life from the packs that you can find in the supermarket, I could finally feel with this product that the chicken’s life was spent preciously. I’m thankful I’m able to enjoy this chicken meat and won’t waste a bite, as one shouldn’t forget this animal once had a precious life, too.
Although I boiled it for 1½ hours, the meat didn’t get dry, the fat sticking to the meat had no unpleasant smell and I got a soup with a golden color.

I order all the meat I need from this store, I’ve come to not like any other ones.
Although I eat a lot less meat now, I have not become a vegetarian or vegan yet, so I think I want to not forget to at least be thankful for the meal this chicken gave me.

I’m sorry for this long comment.
I will order again.

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I tried a whole chicken for the first time.

Translated from Japanese: Preciously raised chickens packaged carefully (for delivery) arrived in the best condition possible.
I grilled it with natural salt and thyme from my garden. It was really delicious, a complete success. Even cooled down packed inside a bento, there is no unpleasant smell.

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For oxtail soup

Translated from Japanese: I always buy it to make tail soup. Domestic Wagyu beef has a lot of oil, but this one has a moderate amount of oil and is delicious as it is without any preparation.

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Translated from Japanese: I bought these to make bone broth easily and they were better than I expected.
Preparing the meat beforehand is recommended because it can be finished deliciously with salt and pepper without any odor by removing the lye only once.
It was delicious even with oatmeal and risotto.

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Oxtail soup

Translated from Japanese: I order this every time. There is no smell and my whole family loves it.
It’s also excellent in nutrition, so I want to keep it on hand at all times.

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Translated from Japanese: I made bone broth soup.
When it gets cold, the collagen hardens and I enjoy giving it to my dog like that or as a warm soup.

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Really delicious

Translated from Japanese: I made a simple soup with green onions, radish and these oxtails.
The seasoning I used was only salt, pepper and soy sauce and when I slowly simmered it, it connected with the flavor of the vegetables and turned very delicious.
The price is high and it's a shame that we have to compromise with the price because it's grass-fed.

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Translated from Japanese: I cooked one in the oven and put the other in a stew. The result is odorless, soft and delicious.

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Translated from Japanese: This is my second time ordering. It was as delicious as last time, but this time it had a long bone and barely fit in the pressure cooker. 😅
It's like the meat in the old-fashioned anime Gyātoruzu. It's very satisfying to eat. I’d like to order again.

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Translated from Japanese: I stewed it in wine inside a pressure cooker. The meat is beautiful and the taste is very good! Speaking of treats in NZ, as I was eating this meat, I was happy that I could order and cook it so easily. I’d like to order again.

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I’m suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Translated from Japanese: I'm suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (CS), so I searched for safe meat that was drug-free and wasn't fed with strange foods. Sheep are said to be nutritious, but I can't find them in Japan, so I bought them in bulk up to the free shipping line, although it's a little expensive. I forcibly thawed and cooked it on the day I arrived, so it was still hard even if I used a pressure cooker, but it was delicious. I made tomato stew with it. The meat has a mellow lamb scent. Bone marrow is the best. The fat had a gummy-like feeling. I used to eat Genghis Khan, which only tasted like sauce, so I was satisfied with the lamb-taste spreading in my mouth. I'm looking forward to trying the other meats.

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Translated from Japanese: The delivery was quick and the meat was better than I had imagined! It's safe and secure and I think this price is a good deal. I will order again.