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Old 07-14-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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Really dumb question about chicken breast "halves"

Hi,

I have a question about chicken breasts versus chicken breast "halves". I have a recipe (http://chicken.allrecipes.com/az/Slo...nandDumpli.asp) that calls for 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves. At the grocery store, I can find packages of "skinless, boneless chicken breasts". Is each piece inside this package a "chicken breast" or a "chicken breast half"?

I ask this because when I made this recipe, it seemed as though there were far more dumplings than chicken. (I used the assumption that a "chicken breast half" was half of one of these pieces of chicken in my package of "chicken breasts". It felt like more chicken was needed.

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Old 07-14-2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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Did the package say split breasts? Usually chicken breasts packages are breast halves. A whole breast would like like this only smaller ( this is a turkey breast)
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:33 PM   #3
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Hmm, I don't believe it says "split breasts" (at least nowhere immediately visible), but from your picture it looks as though that's what they were. The package reads:

Young Chicken Boneless Skinless Breasts with Rib Meat

Maybe the fact that they're "Young Chicken" explains why they're smaller than I'd expect?

In any case, I put three of the pieces in my crock pot this time instead of two. I hope it works out. Thanks for your help!
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:53 PM   #4
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It's not really going to make a difference if you're cooking in a crock pot anyhow. Though bone-in breasts ought to have more flavor!
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:55 AM   #5
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What you buy in the supermarket is usually a chicken breast half (at least at my supermarkets). A full chicken breast is enough meat for two people.
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Old 09-02-2004, 02:20 AM   #6
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:53 PM   #9
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Think of it this way:

Looking at a whole chicken, there is a chicken breast half on each side of the keel bone.

My supermarket packages them in mixed form. I bought a package yesterday that contained five breast halves in three pieces.
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I can't add anything to the otherwise brilliantly correct posts above, other than to say, 'there are no stupid questions!' :D
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