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Jacked UP BBQ
10-13-2009, 12:01 PM
What brand chicken can I get nice size thighs. I use all natural (white skin) but the size of the thighs suck. What brand are you guys using and where are you buying it?

Alexa RnQ
10-13-2009, 12:41 PM
We use plain old multipack chicken from Costco.

I got some chicken from a western natural-market chain a while back -- I believe the supplier is Prairie Fresh, and those thighs were monsters, they looked like they came off pterodactyls.

10-13-2009, 02:40 PM
I use our local mega marts (Jewel) brand and usually end up with 3 pounds of trimmings.

10-13-2009, 03:01 PM
smart chicken

Big Mike's BBQ
10-13-2009, 08:12 PM
I have the opposite problem around here. ! have a hard time finding small enough thighs to fix 6 in the box. I have found that I can get bigger thighs if I by the smaller count packages. The bigger family packs and the ones at Sams have smaller ones in them.

Big Mike

10-13-2009, 09:01 PM
We prefer Greenwise organic chicken from Publix, but I guess you don't have that supermarket in Jersey.

Smokin' Joe
10-13-2009, 11:12 PM
About mid-summer in the midwest this year we started seeing "all-natural" tyson thighs show up in our stores...I couldn't locate my usual (smart chicken) so I bought some....they were BIG and trimmed really nice, I ended up 3rd out of 40+ with them that day. Have tried them several times since and they are by far the largest thighs you can buy around here.

10-13-2009, 11:20 PM
I use perdue chicken from sam's club, no issue on size.

10-14-2009, 06:05 AM
I think shes from jersey and might be exactly the meaty thighs that your looking for

10-14-2009, 06:26 AM
Like your style Sled.... :-D

We use what we can find cheap at the local grocery. Prefer white skins over the yellower ones.

10-14-2009, 07:21 AM
have you tried Wegman's? I love that store!

bbq ron
10-14-2009, 07:35 AM
i would go with sled's idea, can't go wrong there :-P:-P

Buster Dog BBQ
10-14-2009, 09:27 AM
As the season went on it seemed the Smart Chicken got worse and worse. I was buying two eight packs and a 4 pack and maybe if I was lucky had 8-9 good pieces in there. Never failed, about 3 pieces were too small or cut such a way it was hard to tell which end was up.

For a tailgate last week I used Gold n Plump and it was much more universal in size and more of a normal cut. Little smaller though then the Smart Chicken.