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Old 07-25-2010, 03:29 PM   #11
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So do smaller breasts mean the chicken has more personality?
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Old 07-25-2010, 03:30 PM   #12
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oh come on now! Those mutant monster chicken parts have flavor!

THEY REALLY DO HAVE FLAVOR! I PROMISE! IT IS TRUE!!

BECAUSE THEY ARE INJECTED WITH UP TO 18% BROTH AND FLAVORINGS!!!!

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.

Foster Farms : Poultry FAQs : Product Quality
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:33 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, 07:24 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, 01:25 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.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:51 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, 12:41 PM   #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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