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Inferior chicken breasts

7speter | Feb 8, 201510:11 PM

So, I bought a bag of chicken breasts from an Associated on sale for 1.99 a pound. I took it home and sliced it up, weighed the chicken I prepared. I had 45 ounces of chicken. I then pan fried/seared it, and put it in the oven. When I took it out, my skillet was filled with liquid, which is a major contrast to when I buy my chicken breasts on sale from some of the better known stores (like Pathmark or Aldi). I weighed the cooked chicken, and my scale read 26 ounces. I know that the breasts I buy from pathmark,etc have some water added, but only to the tune of 3% max, and when I cook that chicken the same way, I do not get any excess liquid. In todays instance, I was left with 30% water. Has anyone else every observed this?

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