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  • Chicken is boring

    No matter, how I season it, cook it, prep, combine, etc...I find chicken boring, I think it's from all the years I spent playing sports and weight training opting for chicken over beef when possible. I just have no desire to eat chicken anymore unless it's chicken wings (obvious exception!) or eggs.
    Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
    Starting Weight: 294 pounds
    Current Weight: 235 pounds
    Goal Weight: 195 pounds

  • #2
    Fair enough. No need for chicken, it isn't a particularly impressive animal. Wtf is with athletes and chicken breast? You would think someone with someone physiology knowledge would eventually come along and be like "guys, you know that you need fat to make testosterone, right?"

    Too many concussions! *bonk*

    I miss sports! Certainly not lean chicken or getting hit in the head though.
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    • #3
      Chicken isn't boring if you know how to make it.

      Marinate overnight (nothing too acidic), then coat it in spices, cover it with stock, and bake. I do this about every week with several pounds of boneless skinless (gasp) chicken breasts. Let them cool and shred them up, and you have an easy addition to scrambled eggs, omelettes, hashes, salads, and stir fries.
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      • #4
        It's because it has no taste.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Chaohinon View Post
          Chicken isn't boring if you know how to make it.

          Marinate overnight (nothing too acidic), then coat it in spices, cover it with stock, and bake. I do this about every week with several pounds of boneless skinless (gasp) chicken breasts. Let them cool and shred them up, and you have an easy addition to scrambled eggs, omelettes, hashes, salads, and stir fries.
          Ever since going primal despite the 400 different ways of having chicken done by good cooks it still fails vs red meat

          When you used to eat 10 lbs of chicken a week for a couple years it really heightens the blandness of the meat itself despite whatever seasoning

          I had 2lbs of chicken done with spices and stock yesterday and it did nothing for me
          Last edited by kenn; 04-15-2011, 07:05 PM.
          Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
          Starting Weight: 294 pounds
          Current Weight: 235 pounds
          Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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          • #6
            Right now the only poultry I really enjoy is turkey thighs. The rest of the bird, meh, but ever since discovering thighs all by themselves, I've been eating more poultry than I have in years. I have no desire for white meat at all. I suspect if I ate hindquarters of chicken I'd enjoy it, but I have no desire to go there. Not with several dozen pounds of beef and pork in the freezer!
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            • #7
              I don't think there's any rule that you have to eat chicken. There are other, much tastier birds out there. I have to ask though - are you getting real chicken or supermarket chicken? There is a pretty big difference - real birds raised on grass & bugs and high-quality feed taste much chickenier than supermarket birds.

              However, if I had to choose a bird to eat all the time, it'd be duck. Mmmmm duck... so succulent, so delicious...

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              • #8
                Stick to the dark meat and eat the skin as well. White meat is pretty bland.

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                • #9
                  Then eat beef and lamb and fish. Try emu or kangaroo or snake. Nothing says you must eat chicken. Do what you like.
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                  • #10
                    I'm not sure what primal does to some people's taste buds. Even *properly cooked* skinless chicken breast still tastes fine to me. Would rather have the crispy skin on it though.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bevaboo View Post
                      Nothing says you must eat chicken. Do what you like.
                      never claimed there was

                      just an observation
                      Last edited by kenn; 04-15-2011, 08:35 PM.
                      Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
                      Starting Weight: 294 pounds
                      Current Weight: 235 pounds
                      Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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                      • #12
                        I like to brine chicken to give it a flavor boost. But, I will always choose beef over chicken! lol I don't think I've ever ordered chicken at a restaurant, other than wings.
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                        • #13
                          Mmmm.... Chicken skin on a baked chicken. I'd rather eat that than the chicken!
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                          • #14
                            This is a common side effect of our WOE. I would rather go hungry than eat another dry, sawdusty chicken breast.

                            But, I lurve chicken thighs. I just made some chicken quarters (gotta have skin and bone, that's where all the flavor is!) with a spice rub of kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, paprika, and thyme, then baked 'em for 45 minutes at 425. Awesome. Everyone remarked on how good it was.
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                            • #15
                              I got a really great deal on 10 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts a while ago. I did a few things with them (the pork-stuffed, bacon-wrapped chicken breast recipe from the blog was fantastic, others were dull). After some creative "what the hell, why not" when I wanted a quick, easy meal, I discovered that if you cube chicken breasts, cook them in a heavy dose of coconut oil and seasonings (I use a paleo-friendly seasoning salt I get from a local guy), and then mix them up with cooked frozen spinach, you actually end up with something tasty that's nothing like boring-ass bodybuilder chicken breasts. But then, really, that's largely because of the addition of a big blob of fat.
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