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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
WAC0507 Minowa Capon - 5-7 lbs.
(Out of Stock)
WAC0709 Minowa Capon - 7-9 lbs.
WAC0911 Minowa Capon - 9-11 lbs.
(Out of Stock)
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Serving Size:
  • 5-7 lb: Serves approximately 7 people
    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: 83 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Extraordinary Customer Service March 21, 2022
Reviewer: Tom from Spotsylvania, VA United States  
Since we have not ordered from Schiltz before, we decided to try to order by phone so that we could ask some questions about the capon (that also had never had before). The woman who answered (unfortunately I didn't get her name) was absolutely the best representative your company could hope to have. She answered every question and volunteered to make sure our capon got shipped that day. On top of that, she was very engaging and funny and left us with an excellent impression of your company.

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5 of 5 Easy to Order Hard to Find Capon March 21, 2022
Reviewer: Annonymous from Los Angeles, CA  
Easy to order, comes exactly as expected, high quality product.  If you can't find a capon in your area, this is the way to go.

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5 of 5 Capon February 7, 2022
Reviewer: Belinda Lew from San Jose, CA United States  
I received the capon in perfect condition. It was super moist, juicy, and absolutely delicious. Thank you for a great experience!!

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5 of 5 Great capon chicken January 31, 2022
Reviewer: Tuyen Huynh from Danville, CA United States  
I came across this brand of capon chicken when living in SoCal. I had a hard time finding it again when I moved away, until I found Schiltzfoods online. The website was user friendly, the products arrived quickly, and most importantly, the capon chickens were as great as I remembered. I will be buying again on a regular basis, and I recommended the chicken and website to my friends.

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5 of 5 Still in freezer December 27, 2021
Reviewer: Thomas Kafsack from Kula, HI United States  
Was excellent last time, we will eat this one on New Years Day

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