Quite small, the poussin is just the right size to provide a generous single serving. Its diminutive dimensions allow you to take your plating to new and creative places and bring an elegant look and feel to the table. Their distinguished aesthetics, coupled with truly tender and flavorful flesh, make the poussin a favorite among chefs and foodies around the world.
Also known as a spring chicken, the poussin is simply a young and tender bird that is harvested when still quite small, generally around 15-18 ounces. Though the use of the word 'spring' might make you think it’s only available seasonally, poussin is available year-round, their monikers not referring to the time of year they're harvested, but rather their youth. Boasting all-white meat, the poussin is harvested before it has the time to develop any dark meat. Slightly leaner than a mature chicken, the mild and sweet poussin is sometimes compared to veal thanks to all its tender qualities.
Our poussin is sourced from South Carolina's own Palmetto Pigeon Plantation. Established in 1923, Palmetto farms have been providing the United States with some of the best poultry in the country. Antibiotic, growth-stimulant, and hormone-free, their poussin is raised under a stress-free environment to help them reach their full potential in terms of taste and tender texture. Minimally processed and individually vacuum-sealed, great care is taken to ensure the consistent quality of these birds from birth to processing and finally packaging.
Easy to prepare, simply fix a poussin in any of the same ways you would a mature chicken. Grilled, roasted, or barbecued, the poussin is a versatile little bird and benefits from all the same spices, brines, and rubs as any other poultry. A great addition to your regular dinner rotation, impress your guests and family with the tender and succulent poussin!