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Yesterday's dinner was four or five chicken thighs (bone-in and skin-on, of course!) and a few drumsticks, tossed in the crockpot and adulterated, er, improved with the addition of Italian spices, olive oil, a drained can of diced tomatoes, a drained can of olives, a cup or so of chopped onion and half of a bell pepper, sliced thin. Primal chicken cacciatore - heavenly.
But with chicken breast? It would have been downright nasty. Yay for thighs!
Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.
Yum! I buy thighs 95% of the time... cheaper AND tastier? Fairly flavorful even when you get the boneless/skinless ones? Yes please!
The only time I buy chicken breast is if it's on sale to the point where it's cheaper than thighs, and I save it for dishes where it's gonna be covered in fat (wrapped in bacon, drowned in coconut milk) because otherwise the stuff's just gross.
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People eat them because without the skin, they are free of fat...the result being a protein rich food that is easily prepared to taste like straw. I recently changed back to thighs and love the variety and taste they offer. Take a bunch, toss them in a large freezer bag, toss in a bunch of spices, mix around and then grill for a heavenly meal!
I used to buy breasts for the conventional reason that they are lower in fat. It's great not to have to worry about that. But sometimes I want a subtler chicken flavor. Dark meat can overpower other flavors. I guess also I am not real big on poultry. Much prefer pork or beef.
Chicken (and turkey) breast isn't tasteless to me, just subtler. My sense of smell is much improved since eating more primally. Apparently that isn't true of everyone.
Breast meat is only dry if you cook it wrong, e.g. skinless.
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yum! thighs are the best! i've been making them at least 2x a week lately on the grill. the skin is def. the best part! i stuff thyme and lemon juice under the skin, salt and pepper 'em, let them marinate for 2 hours or so, and grill 'em. couldn't be happier with that flavor combo.
it breaks my heart when i see someone buy a skinless breast.. the only time i do is so i can bread it in coconut flakes for chicken "tenders".