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How to Make Roast Capon (Roast Castrated Rooster)

Capon are castrated rooster specially bred for food and to improve the quality of the meat. The size smaller than a turkey and larger than ordinary chicken.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: roast capon
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 large capon about 2.5 kilos
  • 2 tsps. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. MSG
  • Mayonnaise or butter for basting


How to cook Roast Capon:

  • Dress the chicken, wash, and drain well. Combine salt, pepper, and MSG.
  • Rub the capon with this mixture. Line a shallow rectangular pan with aluminum foil and place the capon in it breast side up.
  • Lift each wing up and out facing the tips back to rest flat against the neck akimbo-style.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 °F Cover capon loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 1 and 1/2 hours or until tender.
  • About 25 minutes before capon is finally cooked, remove foil and baste all around with margarine.
  • Bake until golden brown. Serve with chicken gravy.

How to make chicken gravy:

  • Get 3 Tbsp. drippings from pan and transfer to a saucepan. Place over low heat and blend in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour while stirring. Add 1/8 tsp paprika, Add 2 cups chicken broth. Season with 1 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper and 2 tsp.Worcestershire sauce. Continue cooking until it thickens.