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Old 4th February 2005, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default How come the bones in take-out chicken are so soft?

They never come out that way when I cook 'em. Is it the cooking process or are they starting with some kind of osteoporosis birds? I don't often get the take out stuff so I was a bit surprised to find that I could eat the bone as easily as the meat.

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Old 4th February 2005, 07:45 PM   #2
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Reminds my of that far side cartoon - boneless chicken ranch. One of my favourites!

Maybe a result of the deep frying?

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Old 4th February 2005, 08:13 PM   #3
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You think that's actually chicken?
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I don't often get the take out stuff so I was a bit surprised to find that I could eat the bone as easily as the meat.
Your not suposed to eat the bone. If cooked chicken bone can cut up an animals intestines it can certainly cut up yours.

How are you cooking your chicken? fried, roasted or pan fried?

Most "take out" places either microwave it, roast it or deep fry it and that will make a diff.

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Old 5th February 2005, 03:22 AM   #5
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Pure guesswork here: the chicken may have been frozen after initial cooking/processing, causing the bones' structure to be disrupted.

Or maybe they feed the chickens C37.

You might ask the question at the Food Lovers' Discussion Group , another forum where I waste my time posting.
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SY is might be right about freezing. The ice crystals might wreak havoc with the structure or something - but I would suspect that the chicken Cal cooks at home would have been frozen at one time as well.

Another guess - maybe it has something to do with how it's cooked. I think some places cook it under high pressure which might do something to the strength of the bones.
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Another guess - maybe it has something to do with how it's cooked. I think some places cook it under high pressure which might do something to the strength of the bones.
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I believe it's called steam frying. Kind of like if you put oil and chicken together in a pressure cooker (remember those neat household bombs?) and heat the bejeezuz out of it. It kind of breaks down anything.

Collect your prize at your local KFC. Home of the feetless chicken.

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