So the question is, what is chicken, chicken and obviously the meat from the chicken is the most common type of poultry consumed by people and also they lay those great protein packed little white and brownish orbs called eggs.
The chicken has been popular through the ages because you can eat pretty much every part of it and they are relatively easy to raise and breed.
Also, in regards to protein and protein content chicken is a great source.
The carbohydrate level in chicken meat is zero which makes it a great diet protein source too, there is still a small level of fat though in the chicken meat but this is still much lower than other high protein meat or foods.
The chicken has many different cuts too, so the same as other meats it is cut and sold in many different options for you to try.
The different cuts of chicken meat that I have come across are;
- Whole chicken
- Chicken halves
- Breast quarters
- Split breast
- Split breast without back
- Boneless and skinless breast
- Breast skin on
- Breast skin on bone in
- Maryland with back bone
- Maryland fillet skinless
- Maryland fillet skin on
- 8 piece cut
- Whole chicken wing
- Wing drummettes
- Wing mid section with tip
- Wing tip
- French Kiev
- Wing mid section
- Whole chicken leg
- Boneless skinless leg
- Chicken chop
- Chicken chop skinless
- Chicken Thigh fillet
- Drumstick fillet skinless
- Thigh fillet skin on
Also you can get chicken sausages and also chicken mince which can be made up of the above and depending on where you buy them from will determine what parts are used in these in regards to the quality and taste.
As you can see, the chicken may be a small animal but there is certainly in regards to meat a lot of ways to prepare and eat the meat.
There are probably many different variations of the chicken meat cuts too depending on where you live in the world and also most of these you wouldn’t find at the local supermarket everyday of the week either.
Chicken meat can be cooked many ways too and you have to make sure it is cooked properly too as there is a definite risk of getting sick from uncooked chicken and you don’t want to put yourself at risk.
Chicken meat can be fried (stir fry or pan fry), boiled, bake, roast and barbeque are probably the main ways to cook chicken but it can also be used in soups and stews too.
There are food standards and codes of practice that cover chicken meat production and processing in Australia and New Zealand and these are many, they cover obviously processing and the production of the meat and also cover the consumers too.
So there you have a brief run down on chicken meat, there will be a lot more to write about in regards to chicken as, like in other meats, there is different levels of protein in different parts of the chicken.
I hope you have enjoyed this brief run down and it has answered the question for you, what is chicken and it hasn’t been too fowl for you and you know eggsactly what I am talking about here.
Until next time, make sure you come back to this site, it’s not too poultry.