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Whole Chicken Breasts: What Butcher?

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HippieChick Mar 30, 2012 04:01 PM

I like to use whole (bones, skin) chicken breasts, split or unsplit, when I make soup (don't like dark meat), for the extra flavor and longer cooking time. But my lovely wonderful East Village Meat Market on Second Avenue now sells only the skinless boneless breasts, which are not acceptable alternatives. Anyone know a butcher shop that still carries the whole, bone-in, skin-on breasts? Supermarkets are not acceptable, as a rule...thanks!

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  1. rose water RE: HippieChick Mar 31, 2012 01:26 AM

    Harlem Shambles does. IIRC it's $8/lb compared to $5/lb for whole chicken.

    1. erica RE: HippieChick Mar 31, 2012 03:53 AM

      Quattro Game Farms at USQ Greenmarket on Saturdays should offer these.

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        erica RE: erica Mar 31, 2012 10:43 AM

        I asked at Quattro today and they do, indeed, sell these.

      2. penthouse pup RE: HippieChick Mar 31, 2012 08:43 AM

        Pino on Sullivan between Houston and Prince does...

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          orthorunner RE: HippieChick Mar 31, 2012 11:11 AM

          Esposito's in midtown does as well

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