I often order this chicken, and no part of it goes to waste. Roast, leftovers, stock - the flavour of everything made with it is excellent. The meat has good flavour and texture. Really happy to have been able to find a decent free range bird.
Flavorful, moist, tender meat. Excellent value for money,
I am totally spoiled. I've bought this bird at least 4 times and have never been disappointed. The larger the chicken the better the bone/waste to meat ratio. These birds, at 2 kg (about 4.4 lbs), are the most economical and have the best taste -- they're about ¥170/100 grams -- totally in line with what you'd pay for an inferior product in the local stores. I'm hard-pressed to buy chicken at the local stores anymore. The bird will easily feed 6 people with sides, or you'll have chicken salad or sandwiches the next day. I brine mine in a salted water bath overnight then baked it at 180°C for about an hour. It's tender, juicy, and delicious. I like them so much I'm considering ordering two or more and cutting them up myself. If you're baking the whole bird, try The Meat Guy's stuffing mix --- Mmmmm, yum! But, buy this bird! You will not regret it.
This is the real deal. Not a hint of chemical taste like regular supermarket chicken. Cooked with 2 lemon halves sprinkled with herbs for a great tang to the meat.
Possibly the best chicken I've had in Japan. Big, healthy, fairly low fat but juicy.
Cooked it for about two hours on low heat with just salt and a bit of garlic powder, with a genmai rice, onion, garlic and herb stuffing. Not dry at all.
Delicious, and enough left over for a couple of lunches!
It is very nice to have access to whole chickens! Ours was very nice, a bit dry or not as juicy, but that may have been my fault. Family of 3 enjoyed it with leftovers for sandwiches the next day. I will get one again. I might try the other whole chicken offered through this site to compare. But overall, very recommended.
Not cheap but the best chicken out there!
Very juicy ! Great taste! Its great to know its a free range chook fed by locally grown japanese grains.
I love roast chicken! My Mom use to roast one once a week when I was kid. I try and do one once a month. The crisp skin is wonderful as is the breast meat and the wings!!! OH SO DELISH! Then we take the carcass and simmer it in pot with onion, carrots, and celery and make SUPER stock that we freeze and use for other recipes. I rarely have to buy grocery store broth/stock! WIN WIN!