QOTD for Monday

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QOTD for Monday
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Mon, 09-22-2003 - 7:10am
Chicken? Do you eat it? Which parts? Are you a whole chicken person, breasts only, etc.

I like a whole chicken, with the skin removed. I know we are out-numbered, but I am a dark meat person. I love thighs. My kids like drumsticks, HEY, another question, which term do you use; drumstick or leg? So I buy tons of whole chickens when they are on sale for about .49/lbs and stock the freezer. I've gotten to be a pretty good chicken butcher. I also keep a bag of boneless skinless breasts onhand for convenience; casseroles, stir fry, or skillet style recipes.

Tracy

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Mon, 09-22-2003 - 10:23am
Eeeeeek - - don't get that whole chicken Near me!!(lol)

I tried a couple times to do a chicken, and once the rowdy thing jumped in the floor and slid around for a while!(vbg)

No, I just buy skinless, boneless breasts. ONCE in a while, I want a "leg". My husband likes the buffalo/whatever chicken wings you get when you go out to eat.....I do too, but I don't make them at home...maybe someday. And my husband tried a couple times to cook breasts With bone/skin on the grill and that didn't turn out so good!(lol)

I would LIKE to fix a whole chicken someday with herbs and make my house smell good, but, we shall see. They need to put some grippers on those chickens so you can get a hold of 'em. Maybe I'll try again now that it's getting cooler.

~~tracy

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Mon, 09-22-2003 - 10:54am
I LOVE CHICKEN!! I could eat it every day but my family protests. I usually just buy the boneless, skinless breasts when they're on sale and I also buy a bag of frozen individual breasts for when i forget to lay something out of the freezer. My husband and daughter like the legs and i do buy packages of legs only for them that I fry. To me they're legs... drumstick is an ice cream treat.

I DO boil chicken with bones (if i ever get any) first to make sure it's cooked before I grill them.

I never buy whole chickens... the one time I did, I tore that thing up. I had little bitty wings and legs and then these whole huge other pieces.. lol. My husband's cousin is a butcher and i asked him for advice but I still never got it down. I know it's more economical but i think of it as not wasting "parts" that I don't want because we normally only eat breasts & legs.

I guess I could cook think of it as a miniature turkey and cook it like I do at Thanksgiving... never thought of that. Tear it up after i cook it rather than before. Hmmm.. thanks for making me think, Tracy... I think I'm going to buy a whole chicken next time I see them on sale.

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Mon, 09-22-2003 - 11:01am
I swear, buying whole when on sale is the only way to go. I spend about $2 for a huge bird. I have also roasted them before cutting it up. Works great. I've never thought about boiling before grilling. Bet it cuts down on grill time too. Great tip.

Tracy

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Mon, 09-22-2003 - 11:07am
I have a great idea for you. To get the whole roasted chicken in the house smell thing going, use that crock-pot. I will take my whole chicken, without cutting it (I do pull that nasty skin off though), put some oil (very small amount, like 1 T.) and spices ( I recommend salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic) in a bowl. Mix them up. Put your chicken in the bowl and just sort of roll it around to coat it in the stuff. Put the chicken in the crock-pot and turn it on. Wonderful, fall off the bone chicken, with great smells. You can do any spice variation you want.

I then pull the leftover chicken off the bones and make chicken salad.

Tracy

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Mon, 09-22-2003 - 11:41am
The whole bird in the crock-pot - - I CAN do that!!

Hey, I love carrots - - could I stick a bunch of carrots in there too? And maybe a tator?

So wait - - when you say you pull that nasty skin off - - are you talking about that globby stuff by the "end" of the bird, or ALL the skin off? Cause if you leave the skin on, doesn't the pot get greasy? I think I'll use your spice selection, that sounds good.

Boy, I'm ready for the bird!(lol)

~~tracy

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Mon, 09-22-2003 - 1:59pm
I take all the skin off, globby ends and all. It's a pain to do, but skin grosses me out. Don't add any water, plenty of juice will cook out of the bird. I also baste a few times in the afternoon, once it's cooked through.

You can add any veggies that you want. Yum...I see one of these headed my way this week.

Tracy

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Mon, 09-22-2003 - 5:21pm
I prefer dark meat but will eat just about any part. I'm not fond of legs though. I also like to rotisserie a whole chicken...the parts I don't eat (DH will not eat chicken unless it's battered and deep fried! LOL!) I can make into soup or use in another way.

Kelly

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Tue, 09-23-2003 - 10:53am
I love chicken! I'm a white meat person. When we go out to a resturant or something, I'll usually get a breast or a couple of wings. We normally buy boneless skinless breasts to use at home. That's another thing I buy generic, lol.

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