Free High Quality Eco Bag on orders exceeding 15,000 yen. Click here.

New Zealand Certified Organic Free-Range Chicken Soft Cartilage (500g)

Horizon Farms


Buy More, Save More

Soft chicken cartilage is a by-product that we get when we have our chicken produced at the Bostock Brothers farm in New Zealand hence the very low price and the simple packaging. Soft chicken cartilage, also known as Hiza Nankotsu in Japan and guaranteed to be found in almost every Yakitori restaurant or Japanese Izakaya is usually prepared with starch and then deep-fried until crispy. It's like eating the crunchy stuff at the end of a chicken wing. This dish is best served with sprinkles of lemon and cold beer.

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 1 pack
Weight 500g (1.1lbs)
Serves Depends on dish

Shipping & Handling

Shipping Shipping and delivery is frozen
Handling Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
Defrosting Time In the fridge: approx. 24h
In ice-water: approx. 2h
Cooking Method Deep-fry
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 4 days.



Ingredients Chicken
Country of Origin New Zealand
Bone Bone-less
Skin Skinn-less
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

Based on 59 reviews

Translated from Japanese: I always eat it dipped in potato starch and deep fried. It’s crunchy and delicious.
I always buy it in bulk.


Translated from Japanese: I ordered it several times. It’s safe and delicious. My family eats 500g in one meal, so I’m a little disappointed that the price is gradually going up.


Translated from Japanese: It's free-range organic chicken cartilage, so you can eat it with confidence. I cooked it like grilled or (non-fried) fried chicken, and it was really delicious. I want to order again.

Bobby M.
Soft with just a little crunch

I love slow cooking this in my chicken bone broth for my daughter, who happily eats it up


Translated from Japanese: Thank you for the safe and secure ingredients ☆
It’s a wonderful shop that is always polite.