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  • I feel like chicken is such a waste of money

    I get none of the satisfaction eating a piece of chicken like I do eating duck, beef, lamb, fish, etc. It doesn't even have as much nutrition either. Should I just scrap it from my diet? I just want to make sure that I'm not missing anything important from it lol
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  • #2
    You're probably just chicken deficient.

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    • #3
      I grew to hate chicken a month or two after going primal. There is no need to eat it. It has resurrected itself lately though in the form of chicken stock and chicken soup which I am eating regularly now.

      But you absolutely don't need it.
      Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

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      • #4
        It's high in O6s. If you can live without it, scrap it, I say!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Glamorama View Post
          It's high in O6s. If you can live without it, scrap it, I say!
          Hrrmm.

          Troof.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Glamorama View Post
            It's high in O6s. If you can live without it, scrap it, I say!
            Even organic, free range chicken? But glad to know I can get rid of it!! =) Canned salmon is SO much cheaper than organic free range chicken breasts lol!
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            • #7
              I used to love chicken breasts and eat them regularly and seems I have also lost my taste for them. I do buy whole organic chickens and make stock with it after after using the meat for a meal. I buy a pack of chicken feet to throw in with the carcass. Love the stock and the sauces we make with it. Makes the chicken breasts pretty tasty!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by jay_fm View Post
                I used to love chicken breasts and eat them regularly and seems I have also lost my taste for them. I do buy whole organic chickens and make stock with it after after using the meat for a meal. I buy a pack of chicken feet to throw in with the carcass. Love the stock and the sauces we make with it. Makes the chicken breasts pretty tasty!
                Even when I was eating low fat-high carb, I hated chicken breasts as protein. Always so dry. Happy to know that I can fully ditch them now though! Although I have to try your stock idea in case I ever cave in and buy a rotisserie chicken and don't know what to do with the breasts XD
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                • #9
                  Chicken is the bottom rung of meats IMO. And to think, chicken breast used to be my favorite. It's usually dry and tasteless unless you really do it right...and half the chicken breast sold in stores are "pumped up" with salt solution and "flavors" - whatever that means. Thankfully, my Shop Rite sells "minimally processed" chicken breast for $1.99/lb frequently. You have to read because the crap at Superfresh is loaded with additives!

                  There's always the exception, though. Thinly sliced chicken breast marinated in Thai chili paste, tamari, lemon juice, minced garlic, ginger, hot chili powder, paprika and black pepper. Fry that up in a little olive oil and you have something magical, especially with a side of bananas, sweet potatoes and green cabbage fried in half coconut oil/half bacon grease. Whoa. Epic mealtime.
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                  • #10
                    Well, if you like the idea of chicken, you can always search out farmers with different breeds. I was always kind of ambivalent about chicken until I found some from a local farm - I dunno what breed they are (well, I did ask, and I've since forgotten) but they forage and are fed a custom, made-on-the-farm feed and OMG they are sooooo good. OTOH, there's no law that says you have to eat chicken. If it doesn't turn your crank, don't eat it!

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                    • #11
                      Paleos/Primals eat a fair bit of protein to the point where any more (for some) isn't necessarily more satiating. Chicken in general, even thighs with skin have a pretty high protein:fat ratio, and we need fat (and vitamin A) with our protein.
                      http://thepaleopremise.blogspot.com

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                      • #12
                        The only pieces of chicken worth eating are chicken wings with the skin on or a really, really slow cooked whole chicken. Every other form of chicken is dry, pasty protein.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by wiltondeportes View Post
                          The only pieces of chicken worth eating are chicken wings with the skin on or a really, really slow cooked whole chicken. Every other form of chicken is dry, pasty protein.
                          amen. or chicken feet
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                          • #14
                            Chicken wings and thighs I think are quite good. Chicken breasts I try to avoid as much as possible. I find them dry and tasteless. I never understood why people eat them, except when on a strict budget (they can be quite cheap when bought frozen in large quantities).

                            So, in conclusion: No, you don't have to eat chicken.
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                            2010-07-23: ~255lbs, ~40.0"
                            2011-11-03: ~230lbs, ~35.5"
                            2011-12-07: ~220lbs, ~34.0"

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                            • #15
                              I eat an organic chicken leg, grilled with spices and smothered in coconut oil, almost every day for lunch. There's something really satisfying in tearing into the crispy skin and gnawing the bones!

                              When I roast a whole chicken we eat the legs and wings (and the oysters for me, yum!) but the breast meat is used in a crustless quiche or a curry the next day.

                              Bottom line - I like (organic) chicken almost as much as I like beef, lamb and pork, and definitely more than I like fish! But that's a personal preference, and if you don't I'm not aware of any nutritional reasons why you would need to force yourself to eat it.

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