My mom came back from groceries with some chicken breasts that she asked me to separate into baggies for the freezer. You could see 4 chicken breasts in the package, but it was a thick package and very very heavy. We assumed it was 2 layers of chicken breasts, for a total of 8 (quite large) breasts. Upon opening the package and taking one out, I realized the disgusting truth. There were in fact 4 chicken breasts. And about a pounds of fat on each of them. One of them is pictured here, the size of a large dinner plate. Yuck.
I started cutting them up to freeze them because they were so large it wouldn’t be practical to put a whole chicken breast since that was probably 4 servings. Last time I saw chickens running around, an entire chicken hardly looked like enough for 4 people, let alone its breast. Ooooh maybe these were turkey breasts? Check the package.. nope. Chicken. I’m now picturing in my head what these giant chickens would look like. All I can think of is Pamela Anderson-style implants on a poor little chicken body. I can’t imagine how they would walk, they probably didn’t. Yuck.
I’m going to start looking around for a good source of free-range or at least organic chickens with normal sized breasts. Not that I’m against large breasts, I just don’t think it’s all that natural. I found a good source of grass-fed beef locally, but chicken seems to be harder. Free-range eggs can be bought at any grocery store. Organic chicken is like $20 for one chicken breast. Are you kidding me? Why is chicken so expensive! If I can find a decent local source, I’m hoping to buy one chicken per week or two, if the price is right. Or maybe I’ll just eat a lot more beef. I’m still wanting to try the beef liver, hopefully I’ll get to it this week.
I apologize to any vegetarians or animal-rights activists for the post and picture. I have become more aware lately of animal treatment and health. I cannot ever avoid meat (for my own health reasons) but I plan to do my best to only eat meat from animals who have been treated properly.