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Old 07-25-2010, 02:29 PM   #11
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So do smaller breasts mean the chicken has more personality?

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Old 07-25-2010, 02:30 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by GrillingFool View Post
oh come on now! Those mutant monster chicken parts have flavor!



Says so right on the package. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
(Course, if you boil the meat it becomes rubbery, no matter how you do it. )
Not the Foster Farm breasts I have in my refrigerator right now. They have nothing added.

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Old 07-31-2010, 04:33 PM   #13
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I just checked at Fresh Market, I am not sure if you have that in Cali but they have small chicken breast parts, also at Wal-Mart I guess.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:24 PM   #14
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They're breeding chickens to have larger breasts because so many people only eat the white meat. Have you ever bought the leg & thigh portions you can buy by the bag for 49 cents a pound? Some are very deformed. Have this mental picture of what those chickens must look like with deformed legs and huge breasts.

This time I bought the IQF breasts (just way to convenient NOT to have on hand) and realized that in order to get the weight on the label I got a portion of a half of a breast. In truth, it worked well for me. A lot of these breast portions are so huge that one will do for both of us for dinner if it is something like a stir fry or anything sliced/chopped/diced in a sauce. Sometimes it is a two are too many, one not enough situation, and that piece of chicken that isn't an entire portion is good.

I've lived in a small town for ten years now, so sometimes don't know what is available any more. I used to be able to buy bags that were smaller breasts or ones that were larger.
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:25 AM   #15
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This wont help for bone in but I just split them. You could also get the marks and flavor on the grill and finish in the oven.
Two things make every meal better. Pork Fat and Carbonation. It's that simple.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:51 AM   #16
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Gee, I wish I could find huge breasts, the ones i get are size of a pigion.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:41 AM   #17
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they've done to chickens what they did to turkeys...breed for big breasts and so big they can't walk around.

I buy local chickens and cut them up myself. You only want white meat? you can make broth or stock from the rest. No reason to waste anything.

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