Liquid chicken

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In order to save money I thought it’d be a good idea to buy my meat in bulk. I went to Superstore last week and got a bag of frozen chicken breats.

It seemed like a good idea… but it’s not.

Last week I was going to make chicken for a chikcen salad sandwich so I fried up a chicken breast. When I cut up the chicken I was horrified to discover a bloody vein still in the meat. There was no way I was going to put that in my mouth.

This evening I thought maybe if I baked the chicken it’d cook better. I thought I’d bake it, put it in the fridge over night and make a nice chicken salad sandwich mix in the morning. But that’s not going to happen.

When I opened up the oven it looked as though the chicken had completely melted. I know that things on top of chicken can melt like cheese or sauce but I’ve never known chicken itself to actually liquify and melt. It looks absolutely disgusting.

But fuck, I absolutely hate wasting food. I’ve been hungry in my life and have seen others go without food. I don’t take the prospect of throwing it out lightly, but man. I don’t wanna fuckin’ eat that! I’ll go without meat for the weak. I am going to get some beans and rice tomorrow, maybe a grilled cheese and peas for lunch.

When I get groceries next time I’ll be sure to buy all my frozen meat from M&M. They are expensive, but the quality of their frozen meat is very high. I may have just wasted $20 on chicken that I haven’t eaten.

Damn.

I am a resident of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada who has blogged here for 20 years. I like to share my thoughts and feelings on my own online space. From 1998 until 2017 I worked as a journalist and I hope to use this website as an archive for all of my stories.

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  1. Some instructions actually state “cook from frozen state”, so who knows. I tend to cook for quite long periods of time, though; typically I end up cooking such chicken breasts for an hour in a lidded pot with a little water at the bottom to keep it from melting. But the ambient temperature in the pot is enough to cook the chicken quite thoroughly. So I imagine in my case the water in the chicken just evaporates. 🙂

  2. Did you thaw the chicken first? Hmm… I wonder which brand u bought. There is usually a lot of water in these frozen breasts. BF and I buy frozen breasts a lot but he knows which to buy, I don’t.

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