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do i need to trim the fat on organic, free range chicken thighs?


Rara1982

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i didnt trim the fat off the chicken thighs when i made a (amazing!!) thai green chicken curry in the slow cooker last night. i noticed that it was very oily at the end and im not sure if that was from the curry paste or the fat on the thighs but either way... to trim or not to trim? thanks! xo Sarah

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If the oily stuff is unappetizing to you, then do yank the skins off, but no need to if it's fat from a healthy chicken. Free range is a bit controversial. It can mean that the chickens are stored in a barn and have a little tiny opening to go outside if they choose too. The poor things rarely would want to since they hardly have seen the light of day. oh..wow..that was WAY too political and that wasn't your question. Maybe Free Range means something different in Austrailia.

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thank you so much for getting back to me. i wasnt overly concerned, just amazed and delighted that i could eat something so delicious!

if you're interested, i did a little research. in australia to be called free range they have to be frepa accredited which means this: http://www.frepa.com.au/standards/meat-standards/ if you're interested and this makes it a bit clearer http://www.frepa.com.au/faqs/

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. Free range is a bit controversial. It can mean that the chickens are stored in a barn and have a little tiny opening to go outside if they choose too. The poor things rarely would want to since they hardly have seen the light of day. .

I'm in the UK and that's what I was taught too. However 'organic' chicken is different. There are much stricter standards. Thry must actually live outside, with shelter obviously, and eat their natural diet, not be fed antibiotics etc. etc. That's why I always buy organic chicken and eggs not just free range

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