Raw Chicken or Just the Way they are raised?

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2005/09/20 07:01:07 (permalink)

Raw Chicken or Just the Way they are raised?

Hello All,
I wonder if it is just me or has anyone else come upon this? I have ordered chicken at a number of places, some fast food and some just local restaurants, and found that the chicken seems a tad too pink in the middle. Not bloody, but too pink for my taste. After sending it back and getting back pretty much the same looking pinkness, I have been informed that it is the way the poultry industry is harvesting younger birds. I live in an area that raises and processes turkeys, and have not found a similiar problems with those birds. Has anyone else noticed the change in the color of chicken meat, and also there seems to be much more fat on the birds?
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Fieldthistle
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    MilwFoodlovers
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    RE: Raw Chicken or Just the Way they are raised? 2005/09/20 07:21:44 (permalink)
    I was told that if you see what looks like a blood drop near the joints it means that that chicken has been frozen. A fresh chicken will never have that.
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    RE: Raw Chicken or Just the Way they are raised? 2005/09/20 08:54:10 (permalink)
    We had an outbreak of salmonella (sp) here at our City Club among a group of 5th graders who were taking a manners class. It has been traced to the chicken that the cook grilled about 75% done on the grill and then put into the oven on a low temp. to finish cooking. He let the chicken set out for a few minutes while he cooked the vegetables to go with it .
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    RE: Raw Chicken or Just the Way they are raised? 2005/09/20 11:35:16 (permalink)
    I don't know fieldthistle, I'm inclined to agree with your first instinct that the Chicken isn't fully cooked.

    If there is pink in the meat as a result from a blood droplet, that's one thing, but if your meat is pink and doesn't flake, or is difficult to remove off the bone, it isn't fully cooked.
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    RE: Raw Chicken or Just the Way they are raised? 2005/09/20 16:09:34 (permalink)
    When I was doing beer can chicken in the restaurant I had several folks send it back because they thought it was undercooked. They didn't understand that chicken could be juicy and pink while still being done.
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