Due to a change in Japanese regulations from the 16th of July 2020 onwards, New Zealand certified organic meat produce will not be automatically recognized as organic in Japan anymore. We’re in the process of having our New Zealand chicken certified as JAS organic in Japan, in the meantime, the organic wording has been removed from all New Zealand chicken product pages. There are no changes in the products. Thank you for your understanding.
You get 3-5 bone-in skin-on chicken drumsticks in a convenient 500g vacuum pack. The chicken is naturally slow grown and therefore the meat is much healthier, better formed, tastier, and juicier than commodity chicken.
When it comes to chicken meat for a BBQ, drumsticks are the most popular choice and fly off the plate. Chicken drumsticks are super easy to prepare and taste delicious. This will be your favorite dish for your late weeknight meal. Drumsticks are so popular that there are literally millions of recipes online. See our recipe at the bottom of this page. Please note that our drumsticks are not the Japanese smaller Tebamoto drumsticks/drumettes that are usually found in Japan. Our drumsticks are the much larger and meatier version that is commonly available outside of Japan. Find the smaller drumettes aka. Chicken Tebamoto here.
New Zealand free-range, and pasture-raised chicken. Naturally slow grown and family farm-raised with love and care on an organic apple orchard farm in the sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. No antibiotics, no growth hormones, only no GMO home-grown feed, no chemicals, and free of chlorine. The healthiest and tastiest chicken you can get! The packaging is 100% biodegradable and non-plastic.
1 pack contains 3-5 chicken drumsticks
Approx. 500g (1.1lbs.)
Shipping & Handling
Shipping and delivery is frozen
Keep frozen below -18°C (32°F)
In the fridge: approx. 12h In ice-water: approx. 1h
Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months) Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 4 days.
Country of Origin
Vacuum packed, biodegradable outer packaging
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. Their apple orchard provides the perfect environment to pasture-raised chicken. The birds enjoy a happy life roaming freely among the apple trees and are housed in uniquely designed french chalets, which are clean and spacious and enable the chickens to roam freely outside once they are fully feathered.
✔ Raised on an organic apple orchard in sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand with all the love and care.
✔ No antibiotics, no growth hormones - ever
✔ No genetic modifications, no chemicals, no chlorine - 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 that you can buy in all of Japan.
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 chicken is much slower growing and are as pure and natural as they can be.
Ben and George Bostock
Organic apple farming since childhood, pasture-raised chicken since 2014
Certified organic lush, green grass and juicy organic apples as well as home-grown feed including corn and barley. (Organic certification within New Zealand only.)
Completely defrost chicken drumsticks and pat dry with a paper towel. All you need is sea salt, paprika powder, garlic, olive oil, black pepper and lemon.
Mix well. There is no need to over spice, a couple of pinches of each spice is sufficient. Crush and mince two garlic knobs and gently rub the chicken. The paprika powder is not spicy and suitable for kids. If you want spicy drumsticks to add just a little bit of cayenne powder.
Leave the drumsticks to marinade in the fridge for 30 min or place in a ziplock bag and keep refrigerated for up to 24h max. Before cooking, heat up the skillet or fry pan to very hot, then add extra virgin olive oil and then the drumsticks. This makes the skin crispy and darker in color. Keep rotating for about 5 min.
Now reduce heat to low and let the drumsticks cook slowly but thoroughly. We recommend adding a lid for shorter cooking times and juicier meat. If you prefer crispy, cook without a lid on low heat, keep rotating so they cook evenly.
Serve while hot and with wedges of lemon, great and healthy salad without dressing and barbeque sauce.
Some people worry about the pinkish color around the bones. This is not blood but myoglobin. No matter how long you cook the chicken, the color will not change. If the meat is cooked until the color is white and the internal temperature has reached at least 70 degrees Celsius the meat is safe to eat.