A small immature chicken, sometimes called a spring chicken. As the bird is only four to six weeks’ old, the flavour has not developed and there is not much flesh on the bones, but one bird is perfect for a single serving. Poussins benefit from a rich stuffing to add flavour.
Poussin is uncommon in the United States, though some specialty purveyors sell them, such as D’Artagnan.

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