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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default I need meaty thighs

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?
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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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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.
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I use our local mega marts (Jewel) brand and usually end up with 3 pounds of trimmings.
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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.

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We prefer Greenwise organic chicken from Publix, but I guess you don't have that supermarket in Jersey.
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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.
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I use perdue chicken from sam's club, no issue on size.
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I think shes from jersey and might be exactly the meaty thighs that your looking for
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Like your style Sled....

We use what we can find cheap at the local grocery. Prefer white skins over the yellower ones.
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have you tried Wegman's? I love that store!
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i would go with sled's idea, can't go wrong there
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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.
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