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New Zealand Certified Organic Free-Range Chicken Whole Legs (500g)

Horizon Farms

PL205


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 2 bone-in skin-on chicken legs 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. 

Planning dinner? Go for the chicken legs! They are full of flavor and extremely juicy. Oven roast with a mix of herbs, paprika powder, crushed garlic, ground pepper and sea salt, slow and low with a handful of roasted veggies, lemon slices and white steaming rice on the side. Light the candles already. 

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 chicken roam and forage freely as nature intended. No antibiotics, no growth hormones, no GMO feed, 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

Contents 1 pack contains 2 chicken legs
Weight 500g (1.1lbs.)
Serves Serves 2

Shipping & Handling

Shipping Shipping and delivery is frozen
Handling Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
Defrosting Time In the fridge: approx. 12h
In ice-water: approx. 1.5h
Cooking Method oven roast, grill, cast-iron with cover, slow cooker
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 Vacuum packed.

 

✔ 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 (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
Synthetic Chemical use on pasture land or feed Never
Chlorine Washing Never
Water Injections Never
Processing All handling and packaging is performed locally in New Zealand. No further processing is done in Japan.
Importer Horizon Farms, Inc.

Customer Reviews

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Not smelly!

Translated from Japanese: Tastes good!
Not smelly!
Juicy!
I steamed and cooked it in the oven, then served it with plum vinegar. I will order again ^_^

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It’s excellent, so I’m excitedly waiting for occasional sales.

Translated from Japanese: It’s what I hoped good meat was like. It’s a rare product that is free-range in a good environment. Is there anything similar in Japan? If there is, I’d like you to offer it. I hope this will be on sale, even if only occasionally, so I can broaden my base of your products. I will order again.

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Translated from Japanese: Thank you for the prompt shipment.

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The best!

Translated from Japanese: This is a reorder. It's more satisfying to eat than drumsticks, so it’s become a favorite. I mixed Kinzanji miso with grated nigiri, left it for a few hours, put it in the Staub Cocotte, shift the lid slightly and baked it in the oven at about 150 degrees for 90 minutes. The skin got crispy and very delicious!

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Thick!

Translated from Japanese: Thick and juicy chicken legs.
My husband won’t eat it if it’s not from here~
There’s too much difference to other shops.
He praised it a lot.