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Edible Components of Chicken Meat

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Chickens raised specifically for food are called broilers.

Edible components

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  • Breast: These are white meat and are relatively dry.
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  • Leg: Comprises two segments:
  1. The "drumstick"; this is dark meat and is the lower part of the leg,
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  2. he "thigh"; also dark meat, this is the upper part of the leg.

 

 

 

  • Wing: Often served as a light meal or bar food. Buffalo wings are a typical example. Comprises three segments:
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  8. the "drumette", shaped like a small drumstick,
  9. the middle "flat" segment, containing two bones, and
  10. the tip, sometimes discarded.
Other
  • Chicken feet: These contain relatively little meat, and are eaten mainly for the skin and cartilage. Although considered exotic in Western cuisine, the feet are common fare in other cuisines, especially in the Caribbean and China.
  • Giblets: organs such as the heart, gizzards, and liver may be included inside a butchered chicken or sold separately.
  • Head: Considered a delicacy in China, the head is split down the middle, and the brains and other tissue is eaten.
  • Kidneys: Normally left in when a broiler carcass is processed, they are found in deep pockets on each side of the vertebral column.
  • Neck: This is served in various Asian dishes. It is stuffed to make helzel among Ashkenazi Jews.
  • Oysters: Located on the back, near the thigh, these small, round pieces of dark meat are often considered to be a delicacy.[7]
  • Pygostyle (chicken's buttocks) and testicles: These are commonly eaten in East Asia and some parts of South East Asia.

 

 

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