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Old 09-17-2014, 01:18 PM   #31
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Breast Implants? Have you seen the size of the chicken breasts that are now in the markets?
I just roasted a couple the other day. They were quite tasty! It's funny that if you buy a whole chicken, the breasts aren't that big.
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:35 PM   #32
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I just roasted a couple the other day. They were quite tasty! It's funny that if you buy a whole chicken, the breasts aren't that big.
I want to see a chicken with those large breasts walk around the yard. They must be taking a lot of face falls.
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I want to see a chicken with those large breasts walk around the yard. They must be taking a lot of face falls.
I don't think those chickens have ever seen a yard.
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:13 PM   #34
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That looks tasty good. I don't have a dutch oven like you so I've been Googling how to make it using a large cast iron skillet instead. I found some recipes that I'll be trying soon. I wonder how I can add some sourness to make it sweet and sour chicken using the pineapple? Maybe I should look up that recipe separately.
What about vinegar for the sourness? Mum used to have a recipe for sweet and sour pork that had pineapple and vinegar among the ingredients. I think she may have used either malt vinegar or cider vinegar but I would think any vinegar would do (except that white vinegar they sell for cleaning)
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:20 PM   #35
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Letscook came up with a sweet n sour Hawaiian chicken recipe that uses vinegar.

About chicken breast sizes....Why are chicken breasts so HUGE? - General Topics - Chowhound

http://www.seriouseats.com/talk/2011...n-breasts.html

Hehe, some call them Pamela Anderson birds.
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:28 PM   #36
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Breast Implants? Have you seen the size of the chicken breasts that are now in the markets?
I read recently that American farmers are allowed to use hormones to "encourage" growth in meat animals and to increase yield with milking cows. Perhaps that's the cause of the giant chickens.

I had a turkey drumstick not long ago that I had to break with my kitchen cleaver in order to get it into the slow cooker (which is a large one). It fed me two meals and a plate of sandwiches. I wouldn't like to meet the turkey it belonged to in a dark alley. Goodness only knows how tall it was!
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I read recently that American farmers are allowed to use hormones to "encourage" growth in meat animals and to increase yield with milking cows. Perhaps that's the cause of the giant chickens.

I had a turkey drumstick not long ago that I had to break with my kitchen cleaver in order to get it into the slow cooker (which is a large one). It fed me two meals and a plate of sandwiches. I wouldn't like to meet the turkey it belonged to in a dark alley. Goodness only knows how tall it was!
In the US, it's illegal to use hormones and steroids in chicken and turkey.
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I wouldn't use anything but thighs for this recipe myself.
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I wouldn't use anything but thighs for this recipe myself.
That's my plan B if I can't hunt down any reasonably sized bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts. So far no luck. It's as if you have to find a source that grows chickens a bit smaller in the first place. You know who has that ability? KFC, El Pollo Loco, Church's Fried Chicken.

It's so unfair.

I don't really care for boneless skinless chicken breasts. If you get them grown by less famous companies, they practically have the no taste and texture of what I imagine raw whale blubber has.
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caslon, do you have an asian, middle eastern, or hispanic market nearby?

i've found the meats in "ethnic" markets are more reasonable in size and have a fat content more like years ago.
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