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Capon - Not Your Average Chicken

Sizes: 7-9, 9-11 lbs.

A chicken is just a chicken, right? Not necessarily - a Capon is not your average chicken. Some even call it the 'Super Chicken', due to its rich and tender flavor. Capon is essentially a rooster that is gelded, or surgically neutered at three weeks of age to neutralize the muscular development of the bird. This centuries-old technique contributes to a plumper and juicier bird which also improves the texture compared to a traditional roast chicken.

Our Minowa Capons are:

  • All Natural*
  • Never given hormones or growth stimulants**
  • Raised on family farms
  • Fed an all-vegetarian diet
  • Free Range
  • Grade A USDA Inspected

A Capon is wonderful all year round, or it serves as a tender, flavorful and delicious alternative to turkey at Thanksgiving.

*No artificial ingredients. Minimally processed.
**Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in poultry.

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty Add
WAC0709 Minowa Capon - 7-9 lbs.
WAC0911 Minowa Capon - 9-11 lbs.
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Serving Size:
  • 7-9 lb: Serves approximately 9 people
    9-11 lb: Serves approximately 11 people

Technical Specs:
  • Frozen
  • Raw
  • Ready to Cook

Additional Information:
Our capons are well-fed until approximately 16 weeks until they weigh 10-13 lbs. This is double the lifespan of conventional chickens,making the birds a special dinner centerpiece throughout the entire year.

The long growing process naturally produces a high-weight bird with well-marbled meat.

Roasting Instructions:
  • Thaw in the refrigerator for 1-1½ days or in cool water for 4-6 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Remove leg binding to open body cavity. Remove neck and giblet package from body cavity, cook for stuffing or refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Rinse and drain capon.
  • Salt if desired.
  • Place capon, breast side up, on rack in roasting pan.
  • Cover roaster and place in pre-heated oven.
  • Allow approximately 25 minutes per pound cooking time for an unstuffed capon*.
  • Uncover capon for the last 45 minutes of cooking time to brown, or until desired color and meat thermometer registers 180-185°F. Legs should move easily in their sockets.
  • Allow to cool slightly before carving.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.

*Dark cookware may shorten cooking time.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 25 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 shipping to Hawaii June 24, 2019
Reviewer: jim (Kauai Beer Company) from koloa, HI United States  
Capon arrived almost defrosted but very cold.
Can't wait to roast it this weekend.

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5 of 5 EASTER FEAST April 15, 2019
Reviewer: ROBERT REYNOLDS from SACRAMENTO, CA United States  
Capone ripiene recipe.  Lovely bird...

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Awesome March 26, 2019
Reviewer: Angelita Ross from Newington, NH United States  
First time having it. Roasted it and my husband was raving about it. Will order it agin

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5 of 5 Capon is the World's Best Poultry February 5, 2019
Reviewer: JM from Polson, MT United States  
Capon arrived frozen solid in two days as promised. I haven't eaten it yet, bit if it's one tenth as good as the many other capons I've had, it will be delicious. If you've ever considered getting one, do it! You'll never look at regular chicken the same way again.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Delicious! January 1, 2019
Reviewer: Cissa from Central MA  
My extended family really loves capon, and we've made it for Yuletide family gatherings for several years now.

Schlitz capons are the best! they are so tender and meaty, and a huge favorite all around!

Schlitz also is SO helpful about getting an order to arrive at the perfect time- which can be tricky when one orders a month or more ahead, most places- but not here!

We love these capons (and geese!), and look forward to next year's!

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