White Striping, Not Jack White

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  1. scrapyardblue

    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Not wasting my time grilling chicken that isn't close to a bone and these chicken breasts the size of a turkey taste like cardboard. Haven't grilled any cardboard in a while either.

    Then comes this story about white-striping, a disease caused by birds that can't support their body weight and muscle turns to fat. BBQd up a good amount the other night, slow and marinated the same as always. In every bite, a gel like substance that ruined the whole deal. It's reported that 99% of all grocery store chicken is afflicted. That explains my new experience.

    Have we seen the end of good wholesome chicken?
     
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    _MementoMori_ Friend of Leo's

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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    I didn't know there was a name for that, but yeah. Ugh. I've encountered that stuff. It's gross. You see it a lot in fast food joint chicken sandwiches. It puts me off the rest of the sandwich when I see it.
     
  3. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    I had an organic chicken breast that was all stringy. . Ya all chicken breasts since the 90s are the size of small pigs. Have to look at the striped thing
     
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    Can you tell by looking at the product before you buy?

    Never heard of this.

    I usually get the small tenders, cut them in strips and make fajitas.
     
  5. scrapyardblue

    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Never looked because I hadn't heard of it myself. I stay away from humongous chicken for flavor reasons, but can't find smaller chickens anywhere.

    Supposed to show striping on outside, but I'd think skin would cover it. I cook with skin on, helps from drying out, then pull it off before the sauce.
     
  6. Obsessed

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    Just read about this “white striping” this morning in the news. I have been wondering about how these chicken breast could possibly be this large over the last few years. I was on two design teams developing medical devices for injecting cattle with different things that you do not want to know about, so I am not surprised about the chickens at all.

    My dad doesn’t care for chicken, because he grew up on a farm and the only chicken that made it to the table were the old ones that stopped laying eggs. So, I’m not sure which is worse at this point. I hunt wild grouse, so I can avoid these issues part of the year.
     
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    Chicken thighs, my dudes. Boneless/skinless are easy to deal with, cook fast, and that extra bit of fat content makes them taste way better.
     
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    What he said, noticed it last year. Now only thighs seem edible for the most part
     
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    I quit using chicken breast for the grill or most anything else when I discovered thighs.

    They're exactly the right compromise of white and dark meat, and almost impossible to overcook.
     
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    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    I quit eating chicken in the '80s, and have only heard more reasons to justify my decision ever since.
    There's a reason that they say every gross thing tastes like chicken.
    There's a reason they call it foul, fowl, whatever.
     
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    You have plenty of other animals left to grill though. Here chicken are pretty small. We are lucky i guess. I love chicken.
     
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    Wow, gross! I only buy extra-fancy organic etc. chicken parts at the supermarket because of all the weird s*%& you hear about with US meat production, I've never encountered anything like you describe.
     
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