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Offline meggeth

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Cost of chicken for your curries
« on: July 27, 2013, 12:46 PM »
Just wondering how much people pay for their chicken? I've been using tesco value diced chicken breast, bit expensive I think at around 6 pound for around 800g. At the local Asian store they said they charge only 4pd per kilo.

What price do you pay, and is the chicken from Asian stores usually good quality?
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Re: Cost of chicken for your curries
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 01:52 PM »
My opinion on buying chicken from supermarkets is stay away you can pay up to double the amount per kilo than you would from your local butcher, you may think you are getting "a good deal" because you have 4 breasts for x amount but it's the weight. Take a look next time.
Also it's the quality of the meat, there is a difference.

The last chicken i got was 23.99 GBP for 10 kg= 34 chicken breasts of which 5 kg was tikka'd and the other was BBQ'd with no seasoning so it can be used for anything and then froze.
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Re: Cost of chicken for your curries
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 02:43 PM »
I use the chicken breast from Farm Foods - 3 x 1kg bags for a tenner (?3.33 per kilo)! The chicken has added water content and tastes very slightly salty, so they must be processing it in a brine solution. It's perfectly fine for curry. I tried the Morrisons' cheap equivalent to this a while back and it was rank by comparison.
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Re: Cost of chicken for your curries
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013, 03:25 PM »
I've recently started getting fresh chicken breasts from my local butcher.

About ?6-7 for three decent sized breasts and good quality.


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Re: Cost of chicken for your curries
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 07:11 PM »
I buy mine from a local restaurant wholesaler who sells 10k boxes of frozen fillets starting at 19.99 and rising to 29.99.
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Re: Cost of chicken for your curries
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 08:02 PM »
Currently using Asian grocery store butchers @ ?4.50 / kg chicken breast. Big, juicy, and fresh.

Might try frozen next batch to compare price and quality.

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Re: Cost of chicken for your curries
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2013, 08:11 PM »
I use asda smartprice frozen chicken breast fillets at
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Re: Cost of chicken for your curries
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2013, 08:12 PM »
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Re: Cost of chicken for your curries
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2013, 08:13 PM »
I buy mine from a local restaurant wholesaler who sells 10k boxes of frozen fillets starting at 19.99 and rising to 29.99.

This sounds like a very good solution,
"Don't burn the spices" is the most dangerous truism of all - because it's incomplete. It should be "Don't burn the spices but do cook them!"
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Re: Cost of chicken for your curries
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2013, 10:14 PM »
Am I reading this right? Cheap supermarket frozen chicken.  Added water and stuff. "Fine", "good enough for a curry", etc.  Are you guys being serious?  Unbelievable! Bin it. Get down to your local Asian/English butchers.

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