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Let’s Talk Chicken

last year

I think I have become a chicken snob. For the past 10 years or so I have been buying pasture raised certified organic chickens. I have not purchased a mass-produced chicken at the grocery store in years. Recently I was asked to make large quantity of Chicken Soup for a fundraiser. With a limited budget, I purchased mass produced whole chickens from a local store.

What has happened to chicken? The mass-produced chickens were loaded with fat and sinew. It took forever to break down the cooked chickens to yield clean bite size pieces. The flavor was bland despite cooking with the same aromatics and herbs I normally use.

I do not remember mass produced chicken having globs of fat and excessive strings of sinew and silver skin. Is it my memory or has mass produced chicken become disgusting?

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