This is an odd one.
I used to eat plenty of chicken. I barely eat it now. It is not related, in any way, shape, or form to the negative connotations of excessive PUFA's, or other issues. I still love eating eggs, to the tune of a half-dozen a day minimum - just not what eggs grow into.
I would say this happened fairly gradually. A committed "white meat eater" for most of my adult life, it started happening when I couldn't bring myself to eat a chicken breast, even with lots of fat added to it. After moving onto dark meat (and occasional wings), I then got to where I wouldn't even look at the poultry section of my grocer.
Now I'm to the point where I would rather not eat, than eat chicken.
This was most evident to me yesterday, visiting my mothers home and bringing a roasted chicken for myself and my son to eat (she keeps her fridge stocked with processed foods). I was fasted for about 20 hours, and couldn't bring myself to eat more than 2 bites of the chicken. It didn't taste "bad", I just didn't like it... in a "this won't satisfy me, why bother" sort of feel. For what it's worth, I have similar feelings for most seafood... especially if I have to navigate shells, bones, etc... whereas I have no problem dismantling beef/lamb/piggy ribs or oxtails and smashing them into my face.
Anyone else lose a taste for a specific food for no real reason whatsoever?
Not that I care (no big loss if I don't eat chicken), but just curious...
It's not fatty enough. I can dig chicken if I fry it in copious amounts of bacon fat, tallow, ghee, or butter, but plain chicken by itself is too lean and unfun.
I guess I've spoiled myself with all the beef.
Chicken bores me, especially the white meat. In fact, I make more chicken stock than I do eat chicken. If I'm eating chicken, it will be either a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store (because they're so convenient), or wings on a night out.
I LOVE chicken. I am lucky, I can buy totally free range, heritage breed chickens from a local farm, where I see the hens running about. They are big (6 lbs, the one I roasted on Sunday) and PACKED full of flavour. The juices that I make the gravy from set almost solid - not wobbly jelly, but dense. And the bones make superb stock - my slow cooker is filling the house with delicious smells as I write this.
I think the problem with most chicken that people get is that it IS bland - chickens are killed too young, they haven't been living outdoors eating bugs and things, and the chicken hasn't been hung and has been drawn too soon. They need to hang for a few days and be drawn when sold.
Buy a REAL chicken and try again - it will be a revelation!
ve gradually stopped eating chicken. Mainly because it grosses me out that they are raised in horrible ways. And also because of their high content of omega 6. If the chicken was a happy little fellow who had been living free outdoor all his life, Ive would happily have eaten it.
I agree, I need to eat a lot of chicken now to feel satisfied. So it's more of a lunch food for me. And I am bored of white meat, but a crispy-skinned, juicy chicken thigh and leg topped with herbs, crispy proscuitto and a horseradish dijon mustard still hits the spot.
Yeah chicken is not what I feel like eating anymore at all. Although I would eat some wings if they came from fast food place on a cheat day. I crave deep sea fish like cod, and I crave beef (grass-fed) and I crave lamb. I do not crave chicken although I used to when I wasn't paleo.
I am with you on this chicken thing. I left off the chicken on my grocery list this week for the first time in a long time. I am attempting to eat more wild caught seafood instead.
i am not long time paleo, but i find i eat way less chicken than in my healthy SAD days because of the addition of liver, kidney, heart; there are only so many meals one can eat and i do perceive chicken as being a less optimal choice. the same has happened with pork; except bacon. but i think i would drop that too for beef bacon.