I don't think where the post was was what was making Starlight cry.. This is a debate just like the deep-fried weatherspoon's jacket potatoes.. I think it's been all but proved that the chicken is just chicken, unless it's had some oil-based marinade rubbed into the skin, which the people on the counter will be able to tell you about if you ask.. I'm quite surprised that your C told you this :/ so I can't blame you 'cos : trust what they said too but I think it's been proved (by people who work behind the counters) that they're just chickens and are not injected with anything - so avoid anything that's not 'plain' but the plain chickens are free with the skin removed of course.. You could ask at the counter about any marinades or rubs to make sure if you want further reassurance about the particular ones you wanted to buy..Scorpiolady2710 said:Sorry Starlight...wasn't paying attention as to where the post was
Sorry didn't see this post above mine!! But I think that all chicken meat breast or thigh is free so long as it's skinless and cooked without fat as it's a lean mean :/ xxwho_la_hoop said:scorpiolady, it is an urban myth that supermarkets inject their chickens with fat. Any syns come from the skin, any marinade that has been rubbed on the skin, and the actual fat within the chicken itself (ie. breast is lean so syn-free, but thighs have some fat so will have some syns).
Mammaw - if it is a plain roast chicken then it will be free if you remove the skin and don't eat any visible fat.
Yes, you canI have always found the whole cooking chicken with skin thing a bit confusing. We aren't allowed to cook bacon or a pork chop or piece of steak with the fat still attached but we can with a whole chicken and that doesn't affect the syns. Leaving the skin on for cooking means that the chicken has not been cooked without fat, which is one of the fundamental SW rules.
The consensus as always been that this is as long as the skin is removed afterwards it remains free but its one of those times when SW isn't quite logical. I have often wondered if that means I can cook chicken drumsticks and thighs without removing the skin first too.