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Old 10-16-2007, 08:44 PM   #31
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When I said, "I never met a chicken I didn't like ... except boneless-skinless." I was referring to those "boneless-skinless" packages in the meat counter. But, it was fun watching the assumptions fly ...

I buy whole chickens and process them myself ... it's cheaper, and I have the skin, bones and other parts like backs and necks for making stocks that can then be turned into bases for soups, stews, chicken-n-dumplin's, pot pies, etc. - and I can render out the fat from the skin to make schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) - almost as good as bacon drippin's.

Oh, as CherryRed suggested, I do make Chicken Marsala, and parmesan, and a killer chicken braciole - but they start out as a whole skin-on bone-in chicken.

But, I still have never had chicken chili!
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:13 PM   #32
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I buy whole chickens and process them myself ... it's cheaper, and I have the skin, bones and other parts like backs and necks for making stocks that can then be turned into bases for soups, stews, chicken-n-dumplin's, pot pies, etc.
Absolutely agree 100%! I do the same. It's not only much cheaper, but you know what you’re getting because you cut it up (unlike splintered and partial pieces that can come in the packs). And for a considerably cheaper price per pound, you get it all, legs, thighs, quarters, tenders, breasts, backs, etc. I like to buy two of the 2-packs at Sams (and those are really big chickens!) and cut them up into servings for two and then freeze.

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But, I still have never had chicken chili!

You ought to try it. True, it's not "chili" so much as a white stew, but it sure is good. A Local restaurant here makes a killer version of it served in a large hollowed out round bread bowl. Simply incredible. But still, I’d call it stew before I’d call it chili…..yet, on the menu, they say chili. Go figure.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:20 PM   #33
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My current favorite chicken dish is one I have been experimenting with lately: sort of a chicken turnover...grilled or baked chicken (boneless & skinless ;) stuffed in a crescent roll and baked to perfection...the first time I mixed steamed broccoli, cream of mushroom soup and shredded cheddar cheese in with it. The second time I mixed stuffing and provolone cheese. They both were delicious. The possibilities are endless!

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