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Old 08-14-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Question What are chicken breast "halves?"

I'm sure this is a seriously stupid question, but I have a recipe that calls for 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves. Is that just the chicken breasts sold in the pkg at the grocery store? I've never seen them referred to either "whole" chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) or "half" on the pkgs.

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yup the packages are generally all halves.
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:14 PM   #3
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It is not a stupid question at all. How else would you know if you did not ask? Yes Suzi is right. The packaged breasts you get in the store are generally a half a breast.
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Yes - second Suziquzie. The packages of "boneless skinless chicken breasts" from the store consist of "half" breast pieces. Each piece comes from either side of the breastbone on a full breast.
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:20 PM   #5
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Thank you all very much! :)
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:23 PM   #6
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Not all packages are halved.

This is what HALF BREASTS look like. Sometimes 2 come connected -- that's a whole breast. You'll just need to cut it in half.

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Old 08-14-2008, 04:33 PM   #7
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Chickens come with two breasts, one on each side of the chest. One of those two sides is referred to as a chicken breast half.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:36 AM   #8
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bump.

to confuse matters a bit, i recently saw "breasts are halved" in a bullet proof storefront all night fried chicken joint in harlem.

it referred to the fact that when counting pieces in an 8, or 10, or bigger bucket, individual breasts wete split into two pieces long-wise, each counting for a piece. these were big breasts, so each half was a decent size.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:25 AM   #9
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Wow, that is pretty full on having bulletproof glass on a chicken shop

Banks I can understand, but a chicken shop...is it a bad area?
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lol, the best chicken at 3am in nyc comes from behind bullet proof glass.
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