New Zealand Certified Organic Free-Range Chicken Wingettes / Drumettes (500g)
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 one pack of wingette and drumette mix. They are also known as nibbles. If you like the dark meat of chicken and chicken wings and if you like nibbling then this is made just for you. Each pack contains a few drummettes, aka. tabamoto in Japan, not to be mistaken with the much larger drumstick which comes from the leg. And a few wingettes aka. tebanaka in Japan which is the midsection of the wing. Probably the most popular recipe for chicken nibbles is honey soy chicken. All you need is honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, and ginger. Marinade the chicken for approx. 1h before cooking in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) for about 30 minutes.
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. 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.
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: 2h
|Expiration||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.|
Tasted delicious even without seasoning
Never miss to order this every month. I love to make chicken bone broth. I believed that this certified organic chicken bone is safe and healthy.
Translated from Japanese: I often use it for pot-au-feu using a pressure cooker.
I also use it to make bone broth because it’s safe meat.
It has no odor and no extra fat like the ones at the supermarket, and it always tastes great!
Translated from Japanese: Thank you for always providing safe and quality meat.
The soup in which these chicken wings are stewed is rich in collagen and my skin is completely different the next day. The meat doesn’t become hard even when it’s cooled down, so I put it in my family’s lunch boxes.
The meat is tender, the fat is not greasy, and there is no odor. It’s my family’s favorite.
Translated from Japanese: I simmered the fish and everyone ate it with the salt they like.
There’s no smell at all and the richness and flavor stand out.