Roasted, stuffed or grilled, our all-natural, whole young chickens—poussins in French—are a solution for quick, weeknight cooking.
Our poussins are young chickens that are humanely raised in open barns with plenty of space, on an all-vegetarian diet without any antibiotics or hormones. They range in weight from 16-20 ounces and make the perfect portion for serving one adult. The meat is tender, mild and sweet—like chicken, only better.
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.
· Humanely raised to 3 - 4 weeks
· All-vegetarian diet: corn and soy
· No antibiotics, no hormones
· 25% less fat than commercially raised chicken
· Serves one adult or two children
"Poussin can handle fairly robust flavors, such as one of these two marinades--French Provençal or Asian-influenced."
"Poussin is glazed with a sweet-tart raspberry glaze and served on crispy, nutty rice pancakes. "
"This is a traditional Hungarian, one-pot dish that is easy to make and enjoy, especially with a crowd. "
"Poussin, also known as baby chicken, and quail work here. For the best flavor, season the chickens a couple days in advance."
"Alison Attenborough knows how to make food look--and taste--beautiful without much fuss. She bastes poussin, or baby chickens, with mustard and roasts them with Champagne grapes."