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Old 02-28-2019, 10:43 AM   #21
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Do you choose to cook with breasts or thighs and why?

Is that an exclusive preference?

How do you feel about wings and drum sticks?
I cook with all parts except wings. They're too fiddly to eat, for me.

DH prefers dark meat so I often roast thighs. Sometimes I roast bone-in skin-on breasts for lunch meat. I use boneless skinless breasts for quick-cooking dishes. I don't mind drumsticks, and DH loves them, so I make them occasionally, but I'm not crazy about all the connective tissue. I do save the bones and tendons for stock, though.

When I buy a whole chicken, the backs and wing tips go to stock.
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:44 AM   #22
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Whether or not we prefer legs, thighs, etc., our biggest challenge is to purchase poultry that hasn't been treated with hormones and antibiotics. Glenn won't eat anything that has been tampered with and neither do I.
Just FYI, processors are not permitted to add hormones to poultry.
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:00 AM   #23
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Hormones are not allowed in chicken sold in the USA. If you see chicken labeled "no hormones added", that's just a gimmick to make you think its better than other chicken. Like a label that says "no cholesterol" on a jar of apricot jam.

On the other hand, you may see chicken packages with "15% solution added" or similar.
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:15 AM   #24
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Just FYI, processors are not permitted to add hormones to poultry.
Not only are processors not allowed to add hormones, producers are not allowed to give hormones to chickens. It has been illegal in the US for over 50 years.

https://www.chickencheck.in/blog/4-r...dded-hormones/
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:13 PM   #25
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I bought some low cost brand of skinless chicken breast fillets that when cooked had the taste and texture of rubberized tofu. So there must be differences in the quality of chickens raised and processed.
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:57 PM   #26
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I like wings and thighs when BBQ'ing. For breasts I prefer to just bring home rotis'ed chicken from the store.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:02 AM   #27
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Interesting.. I have seen a few posts referring to canned chicken.. I have never bought it.. I'll have to give it a try..

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Me too!
The canned chicken breast is just the right size for two meals, saves me time and the cats love the broth it is canned in. Look for it near the tuna in the store.
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The canned chicken breast is just the right size for two meals, saves me time and the cats love the broth it is canned in. Look for it near the tuna in the store.
Thanks, PF!

Is there any particular brand of canned chicken that the cats seem to prefer?
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Thanks, PF!

Is there any particular brand of canned chicken that the cats seem to prefer?
+1 and..
I just asked the same thing in a private thank you message..

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Old 03-01-2019, 10:38 AM   #30
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We do whichever is cheaper at the time. If I do breasts, I pound them out a bit and marinate for a couple hours. Thighs are good to go as is.

Favorite part though is gizzards. Yummy things those bitty bits.
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