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Whole Free-Range Poussin

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    Roasted, stuffed or grilled, our all-natural young chickens—poussins in French—are the answer to quick, weeknight cooking, and make a lovely presentation when served one to a guest at a dinner party.

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    A quick lesson in poultry: a poussin (poo-SAHN) is simply a small, young chicken. Sometimes called spring chicken, though it’s available year-round, we use the French term because it is most familiar to chefs and butchers. And now to you.

    With a small size of 16-20 ounces, poussin makes the perfect portion for serving one adult. Why not roast and serve one to each of the guests at your next dinner party?

    The all-white meat is tender, mild and sweet—just like chicken, but more delicate and a bit leaner. Sometimes we call this the veal of chicken. Poussin is more commonly enjoyed in Europe than in the United States, but we are hoping you’ll help change that.

    Just the facts

    • Whole poussin
    • Humanely raised to 3 - 4 weeks
    • All-vegetarian diet: corn and soy
    • No antibiotics, no hormones
    • Gluten-free
    • 25% less fat than commercially-raised chicken
    • Serves one adult or two children
    • Product of USA
    • Use within 3-5 days of receipt

    D’Artagnan is dedicated to finding farmers that share our vision of a more humane and sustainable way of rearing livestock. We look at scale and sustainability; working only with those farms that respect nature and focus on the best animal welfare practices.

    We procure our poussin from two small poultry farms, one in New Jersey, the other in South Carolina. Both farms follow strict protocols and raise the birds humanely in open barns with plenty of space, on an all-vegetarian diet of corn, soy and clean, fresh water without any antibiotics or hormones.

    Proper, humane methods make these young chickens not only tasty, but also a safe and healthy option for you and your family.

    Pan roast, broil or grill the bird whole, or snip out the backbone with a pair or kitchen shears and cook it flat in a sauté pan for super-crispy skin. Because a poussin is small, it will cook quickly, which means that a single poussin makes an excellent weeknight meal for one adult or two children.

    Our Poussin

    When it comes to succulent chicken, there’s nothing quite like our poussin. This is truly the veal of chicken, with tender, delicate, all-white meat. We source from two impeccable farms with humane practices to provide the highest quality young poultry.

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