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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by jessjgh1 View Post
It may be just the cooked bones that do this.... Maybe someone else will chime in...
Jessica
I agree...just cooked ones. Raw chicken bones can be a healthy part of a raw/BARF diet for dogs! My dog loved getting all our raw meaty bones!
post #22 of 32
According to the USDA nutrient data laboratory, chicken breast contains about 20% bone by weight. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

And our dogs eat a raw diet which includes chicken on a regular basis too - no problem as long as they're raw and meaty!
post #23 of 32
It depends on how we're cooking it.

For bbq'ing we get chicken breasts with the backs attached & don't flip them.

For everything else(unless I'm having wings/drumsticks/roasting) we get boneless.
post #24 of 32
2.99 a lb for boneless skinless breast seems expensive to me, right now locally one of our stores is offering them for 1.69 a lb. Many times they offer them for .99 a lb(about every 6 weeks). I rarely bother with bone in, unless they are super cheap and then I bake them for cooked chicken meat.

To me this is a classic example of waiting for a sale and then stocking up, IMO. I also have a Foodsaver and a freezer, so that may be a large part of that mentality.
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by Norasmomma View Post
2.99 a lb for boneless skinless breast seems expensive to me, right now locally one of our stores is offering them for 1.69 a lb. Many times they offer them for .99 a lb(about every 6 weeks).
This is completely regional though. I don't buy supermarket meat anymore, but I actually stopped because I could no longer get ANY meat for under $2/lb, even on sale. At one point my price point was 99 cents, but over time it wound up creeping up to 1.99, and even then I could only find ground beef, chicken thighs or pork ribs for that point - nothing else ever dropped that low.
post #26 of 32
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2.99 a lb for boneless skinless breast seems expensive to me,
not in Canada
post #27 of 32
Wow!! I pay $6.99 and up a lb for chicken breast here in HI!
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by talk de jour View Post
Don't give your dogs chicken bones! They splinter and can lacerate the digestive tract.
RAW chicken meat & bones are the staple of many many rawfed dog's diet (chicken is cheap and the bones are soft for smaller dogs to chew up)

Cooked bones of any kind are not good though, particularly cooked chicken or turkey bones which splinter.


I buy whole chickens, they were on sale this week for 85cents/lb
If I want to grill I cut the breasts and leg quarters off myself and store them in tupperware until I'm ready to cook them, and feed the bony back & wing parts to Dusti (raw of course) or save them for stock.
post #29 of 32
I guess we're lucky, sometimes I can even find organic chicken breasts for 2.49 a lb(1/2 price sale at SW). Most of the time I can get WA state fresh boneless, skinless breasts from anywhere between .99(awesome sale)-2.99(expensive, but still on sale). The regular everyday price is about 4.00 a lb.

I live in WA, I guess we have it good.

I also get whole chickens for .59-.79 a lb depending on the sale.
post #30 of 32
I like bone-in meat. It's not extra work. Most of the time I just toss it in the crock-pot. I prefer the flavor of bone-in to boneless. My boneless, skinless chicken breasts always tastes too dry. : I don't know how much more or less it is per serving, but I always put about one piece of chicken in a casserole, soup, or stew, so it always ends up being less when I do boneless. It's less meat but no one notices in a casserole.
post #31 of 32
I never buy boneless/skinless. It's way too expensive (I buy the natural kind). I almost always buy a whole or cut-up chicken.

However, I will occasionally buy bone-in breasts on sale and freeze them. It's a little bit of a pain to bone them, but once you're done you get the bones to make stock. I have found that 2 de-boned chicken breasts are enough for a meal for 4 people. I cut them horizontally since they are quite thick and thus get four pieces. Or I use just one as part of a stir fry or for soup
post #32 of 32
Just recently switched to always bone in. I bake them on the bone or crock pot on the bone. to serve, I remove them from the bone and all bones go in a freezer bag with ends of celery and carrots, garlic and onion tops until full. When full - easy stock.
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