I cook dinner every day for the family and I have been cooking since I was a little kid and lately I have noticed something I find very strange when it comes to cooking chicken and I would guess that I first noticed this about a month ago. anyway, I have found that every chicken I cook lately whether its a whole chicken or just chicken parts like legs and thighs have a LOT LOT LOT of juice. yesterday I cooked a 4-pound chicken in the air fryer and when it was done cooking there were 4 cups of broth at the bottom of the pan. now, I know that after freezing and then thawing there could be more juice because of that but this wasn’t that.
i let it rest for 8 min or so and another 1/2 cup came out. when I stuck my thermometer into the chicken it burst forth juice and hit me in the face. point being, “darn that’s a lot of juice”
has anybody else noticed this or anything different with your food? I’m, curious is all.
Not really, here…
I bought chicken, eh 90lbs off a food truck before the corona hit… maybe a 1/3 of the way thru it now…
tender moist and juicy, but nothing like how you are describing yours, Dan… but chicken stock is a good thing… freeze it for dumplings, stuffing and other recipe usages
My last few packs of chicken breasts have been much juicier than usual. It is just water and I don’t believe for one minute they do that for our benefit but they are very tender to eat. However I can’t taste any benefit.
Lol regarding comment about how they add water it definitely is for weight. I work at a Bacon & Sausage factory for example where my Dad works in a managerial position and one day he explained to me that theres no money in bacon the money is in the water they can pump into it… food for thought!
it must be. that is the only thing that makes sense. to bad I live in town. just one more mile and I could have had chicken on my land and a cow and a pig too. the only problem with that is I hate killing my own food but not so much I wouldn’t do it to save money and not get ripped off by unscrupulous fowl raisers.
Even though I live in a Midwest farm town, there are certain animals not allowed within city limits. Someone in my neighborhood had chickens for awhile until someone must have turned them in or they eventually ate them. Now that I think about it, I really miss hearing that cock crow every morning…
I raise chickens, for eggs and occasionally meat. raising them right I am afraid you would not save money doing it on a small scale. Average prices for whole broiler/fryer in the US is around $1.60 lb in the retail market. Buy one locale farm raised even here in WV where there a plenty of home flocks and you pay about $5.00 lb ( https://www.bls.gov/regions/mid-atlantic/data/averageretailfoodandenergyprices_usandsouth_table.htm ). But you would definitely find a different product on your table that is for sure.