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Old 04-03-2007, 08:43 AM   #11
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Ever since the whole bird flu situation became very public I have a GF that is so chicken paranoid that she'll cook her chicken breasts till their to the point of leather all because she wants to eat the leanest part of the chicken. There is no convincing her about the whole proper way to cook it so that it is done and still will be tender and moist.....her pre-programmed response, "I ain't taking no chances....ain't no germs going to be left living on that bird when I'm done with it".
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:04 AM   #12
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I'm with JMed on this...see a doc and get over it or just don't cook chicken anymore. Big deal, enjoy mac n cheese instead. If you can enjoy take out chicken or someone else's preparation , fine, save chicken for eat out experiences. It may have nothing to do with you cooking the chicken, but the feel of the raw product as you get it ready for cooking, or something along those lines.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:57 AM   #13
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My dad grew up on a farm, where everyone had chores to do. One of his jobs was to singe and pick the chickens. He thought chickens were nasty creatures anyway (they do eat their own poop), but he never could get the smell of those burnt chicken feathers out of his mind. If he came in my house and I was boiling a chicken, he'd just turned around and go back out the door.
In later years, he did get to the point where he would eat my fried chicken breasts. He said they didn't taste at all like the old "grasshopper chickens" of his childhood.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:08 AM   #14
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it is a little Bizare that you`ll eat Fish you cook but not Chicken?

Fish poisoning is Far more toxic than you could EVER hope to get from any chicken.

Food poisoning from fish is frequently Fatal, I`ve been on the receiving end of Fish poisoning, I was on Oxygen, a drip and several injections hourly to keep me going!

if you can be trusted with Fish, then Chicken is the least of your worries :)
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:35 AM   #15
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I have an idear. Buy one of those pre cooked bags of chicken, like the ones you would use on a salad, make up some stir-fry or a wrap, just something that you would need to heat it up a little. And see if that makes a difference. Or buy a roasted chicken from your supermarket and use those pieces to make some sort of dish.

IMHO - You're more likely to get run over by a kangaroo than get sick from slightly undercooked chicken.

How about pork?
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:50 AM   #16
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Can you eat chicken other people cook? Like in a restaurant?
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:10 AM   #17
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:34 AM   #18
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I agree, that's what KFC and Chik-fil-a are for!
I don't like to see chicken raw either. It honestly is gross but I'm fine eating it once it's cooked, no matter who cooks it.
Good luck with this problem.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:11 PM   #19
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Why don't you start with filleted and skinned chicken breasts? Dust them in seasoned flour and then fry in butter. Squiz over a little lemon juice and zest for some added interest.

Because they're thin pieces, you can be sure they're cooked properly. Plus you're not faced with what can be the alarming sight of the whole beast.

The toasted golden colour of the flour coating will be very tempting. And the combined buttery and lemony juice is bound to get your appetite going.
Haha, that's actually more or less what I made. Whatever though, I guess this will pass as I gain more cooking experience. Thanks for your help, though.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:17 PM   #20
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I`ve been on the receiving end of Fish poisoning, I was on Oxygen, a drip and several injections hourly to keep me going!
So, are your fish-eating days over, YT, or did you get back up on that horse?

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