Whole Free-Range Poussin


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.


Just the facts

  • Whole poussin
  • 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
  • Product of USA
  • For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing

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.

Cooking & Serving

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.

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