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Mar 30, 2012 04:01 PM

Whole Chicken Breasts: What Butcher?

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

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

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      1. re: erica

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

      2. Pino on Sullivan between Houston and Prince does...

        1. Esposito's in midtown does as well