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View Poll Results: What is your favorite piece of fried chicken?
Breast 8 28.57%
Leg (aka Drumstick) 9 32.14%
Thigh 14 50.00%
Wing 6 21.43%
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:04 PM
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Default Do you feel like fried chicken tonight?

In honor of National Fried Chicken day - what is your favorite/preferred piece of fried chicken?

(Actual fried chicken not chicken that is fried.)
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:58 PM
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I hate the wing.

Hate it.
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:59 PM
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Breast
Thigh
Leg
Wing

any other possible order?

No.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:31 PM
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Actually, I put the options in alphabetical order.

So I guess even the alphabet puts the wing in last place.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:40 PM
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The real question is: what is your favorite recipe for fried chicken?
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:57 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GdiNk3-IPE
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:33 PM
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Wings might be the worst parts of a chicken, but the high surface-area to meat ratio makes it the best as a vehicle for being fried and covered in sauce.

There's this Chinese place in the Sunset district of SF that has chicken wings that will convert even the most shriveled and dead of souls.

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Old 07-06-2017, 10:00 PM
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Dark meat is the only good part of poultry in general, but fried chicken is perfection in the thigh.
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:39 PM
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exCUSE me the chicken tonight commercial song is NOT shitty, plus it even has a DANCE to go along with it

does YOUR favorite jingle have a dance

well DOES it
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Thigh
Leg/Breast (tie)
Wing

...unless it's wings. Then I prefer the winglets to the drumsticks.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:10 AM
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Wings, but only if they're slathered in sauce (everyone is shocked by that, I'm sure).

Otherwise I find chicken thoroughly bland.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:14 AM
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Wings are in last place if they're a wing (with all of the inconvenient, "what the fuck do I do with this" connective material and tip), first place if they're wings, the greatest bar food. All around, thighs win pretty handily.

Chicken breast is pretty bland by default, but brined properly it can hold its own against the rest of the bird. I love chicken so much.
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Chicken breast is pretty bland by default, but brined properly it can hold its own against the rest of the bird. I love chicken so much.
This is why breast is last on my list. I'll take the inconvenience of wings over the less flavor of breast.
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Wings are in last place if they're a wing (with all of the inconvenient, "what the fuck do I do with this" connective material and tip), first place if they're wings, the greatest bar food. All around, thighs win pretty handily.

Chicken breast is pretty bland by default, but brined properly it can hold its own against the rest of the bird. I love chicken so much.
This thread and the poll refer to straight up fried chicken.

Also, it looks like Talking Time prefers thighs. (No wonder Chun-Li is so popular around here.)
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:25 PM
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Drumstick
Thigh
Breast
Wing

Drumstick and thigh are pretty close, don't get me wrong, but I just love that leg
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Drumsticks are delicious and they come with a fucking handle.
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Issun knows the score.
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When roasted, broiled, or grilled the wing cooks down into a morsel of pure flavor, and is the finest part of the bird.

When fried, the thigh is the choicest piece. It takes well to the breading, and each bite provides plenty of crispy exterior to go with the meat. With the breast, there comes a point where you're eating nothing but meat and thus lose out on the greatest pleasure of fried chicken. The drumstick is a lopsided thigh in miniature.

Wings, the Western New York pub classic, are a nearly perfect food done terribly most of the time. I have no idea how this is even possible, but people manage it.

Factory chickens are largely flavorless and must be brined. The amish yard birds that cost $30 at the farmer's market are a revelation, but no honest man can afford that price.
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All chicken is great. I prefer chicken over most other meats, because:

1) Chickens are profoundly stupid animals and I have the least amount of guilt eating them.

2) Chickens are basically miniature dinosaurs, and it's really rad that I get to eat dinosaur all the time. Did you dine on Archaeopteryx last night? I did.

3) Chicken, even when burnt to a crisp, has a more easily mouth'd texture and isn't nearly as tough/chewy as beef or pork or turkey can be when not properly prepared - all of which is infinitely easier to fuck up.

4) Chicken is the perfect vehicle for sauce and spice, where as beef more often demands you eat it by itself with your pinky finger extended.

5) What other animal has nuggets? Can you imagine beef nuggets? Ew.

6) Chickens give us eggs. How amazing is that???

7) When you're ill and laid up, do you turn to pork noodle soup or beef noodle soup or even turkey noodle soup? Negative. You pick what works - the wondrous chicken.
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:49 AM
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5) What other animal has nuggets? Can you imagine beef nuggets? Ew.
My elementary school cafeteria actually had these on occasion. They were... interesting. The taste was surprisingly not terrible for a school food experiment but the appearance and texture were another story.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:48 AM
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they're called meatballs ffs
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they're called meatballs ffs
I was gonna say.
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Factory chickens are largely flavorless and must be brined.
World War II was tough on a lot of foods in America, that being around the time we started applying factory production concepts to meat. Before that, beef was the most-eaten meat in the USA (and prior to settling the American west and all that prime ranching land, it was goat). It was the development of a bird that got big enough to butcher in weeks rather than months, at the cost of it tasting like pure protein and not much else, that made chicken the most-consumed meat in the USA.

I mean, people had chickens, but it's a relatively recent thing to butcher them solely for meat instead o--

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6) Chickens give us eggs. How amazing is that???
Right, that. Used to be chickens only got eaten after they stopped laying.

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4) Chicken is the perfect vehicle for sauce and spice, where as beef more often demands you eat it by itself with your pinky finger extended.
Well, yeah, because chicken doesn't taste like anything on its own, you can put anything on it. Beef tastes like something, so you need sauces that complement it. But chimichurri, mushroom sauce, and herb butter say hi.

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7) When you're ill and laid up, do you turn to pork noodle soup or beef noodle soup or even turkey noodle soup?
At this point in my life when I get sick I eat pho, which is usually beef broth, so uh

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I've felt fried, and I've felt like a chicken.

Not both at once though.
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5) What other animal has nuggets?
I think it's a shame that most nuggets nowadays are "healthy" white meat. You used to be able to get nuggets with dark meat in them - dank chicken nugz.
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they're called meatballs ffs
These were not meatballs.
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Meatballs are decidedly not nuggets, because they're usually not fried, they're not finger food and they're not dunkable in sauces. Plus, meatballs are kinda not great. You typically don't like a steak well done, so why is it ok to eat shredded steak well done?
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Meatballs are decidedly not nuggets, because they're usually not fried, they're not finger food and they're not dunkable in sauces. Plus, meatballs are kinda not great. You typically don't like a steak well done, so why is it ok to eat shredded steak well done?
Ohhhhhh.

So what you mean is a kebab.
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Meatballs are ... not dunkable in sauces.
You have been living a poor life.
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The sauce is pretty much what makes or breaks a meatball. I rarely see them without one.
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