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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: 43 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Coq Au Vin July 7, 2020
Reviewer: Colleen Smith from Arlington, TX United States  
Used this for our first attempt at coq au vin. It was absolutely delicious. Quality of the meat shown through. Will do this again

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5 of 5 Delicious bird June 22, 2020
Reviewer: Amir Arbisser from Upstate NY  
Delivered on time. Arrived frozen. Dream from the rotisserie

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4 of 5 A Capon that Stands Out April 13, 2020
Reviewer: Chris Mac from Staten Island, NY United States  
First let me say the shopping experience was excellent. The ordering was simple. Great communication through the shipping process with a quick delivery. The insulated packaging was perfect and my Order arrived still chilled and in perfect condition. When it was time to prepare the capon its appearance was healthy and the skin had a nice sheen. I used a citrus brine and which it sat in overnight and roasted the next day. Cooked perfectly with a nice crisp skin. The meat was juicy and flavorful. It yielded plenty of breast meat.  It was not quite as tender as I’d hoped but everyone raved about how much they enjoyed it. Overall very happy with what was the centerpiece of our Easter holiday!

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5 of 5 Capon April 13, 2020
Reviewer: Robert Foy from Decatur, IL United States  
This is my second order from The Schiltz family...could not be more pleased with the whole experience..I smoke/roasted the earlier bird on the Green Egg.And am trying to recreate today/Easter Sunday...Thx

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5 of 5 The BEST January 7, 2020
Reviewer: Joan M Tarabusi from West Bloomfield, MI United States  
Not only are your products exceptional but your customer service is first rate..we will be back!

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