It's 2012 and truthfully, I hate it when I go to buy Chicken now. You might be asking yourself why? Well, I'll tell ya.
I like Chicken Breast above all else in the fowl category.
And remember, these are my preferences, breast, for me is a 10 out of 10, thighs are about 6 out of 10, legs and wings are about a 4 out of 10.
But is not a debate about which is better.
It's a complaint about how, stores in general, SELL chicken. The "industry" so to speak.
It's almost impossible to find nice fresh Chicken Breasts with skin on them!
I can find wings with skin ... and what's the ratio of skin vs. meat on a wing, or a leg or a thigh?
The one cut of meat that I really like, that has the absolute lowest ratio of skin to meat, is the breast and there's not a breast w/skin for miles.
Why do I like the skin? The crispity, crunchity FLAVOR of course.
Chickens in 2012 need all the help they can get! They don't taste anything like I remember Chicken from the 50's, 60's, 70's and part of the 80's.
Why? Because chickens are mass produced, they mature in 3 minutes and grow to full weight in about 2.5 hours ... its no wonder there's no taste. Yeah, I know I exaggerated a little, but they do mature and get fatter in a much shorter time than they used to with all of the genetic enhancements and hormone additives.
Are people so fracking lazy that they can't pull the skin off of the breast that they have forced the industry to do it for us?
But then what about people like me that like the skin? Most stores package the Chicken and put it on the shelf and I have to tell you it's really frustrating to walk past package after package of wings, legs, and thighs with skin and 30+ packages of breast meat w/out the skin.