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    I am about to ask a rather stupid question.


    NUTRITIONALLY what is the difference between cooking your own and just fridge/freezing it and buying pre-cooked heat and eat chicken breasts? I know you can alter the tastes and textures of the fresh cooked chicken, but I am curious as to where the differences end and where the similarities begin.



    J
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    I can only base this off of what I see in the supermarkets that I shop at, but from what I see the pre-cooked ones usually have some kind of additives and preservatives and are pumped with sodium. I think there are some brands out there that are selling organic hormone free pre-cooked chicken as well as reduced sodium varieties.

    To be clear, are you talking about pre-cooked chicken that is frozen or things like the Perdue short cuts that you can buy in the packaged deli meat section? Either way, the pre-cooked variety (for the most part) will have more sodium and the refrigerated varieties tend to have preservatives added.

    Nutritionally, from a macro perspective, the pre-cooked varieties aren't bad. They are low fat and high protein, but if you are looking at other factors such as sodium and chemicals added to your food, then they are not going to fit the bill. However, I think Tyson has natural frozen chicken breasts that do not have all of the additives and you can buy them buy the bulk.

    That help any?

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    • #3
      What he said plus the frozen cuts are more expensive even if buying in bulk at Sam's or Costco. I can get fresh chicken breast for no more than $1.79lb while the frozen ones are about $3.50lb...twice as much. Doesn't seem like much for one pound but when you are eating 2-3lb of chicen per day, EVERYDAY...it adds up fast
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      • #4
        Ok what you have said makes alot of sense.

        Now what about the taste pussies like me who need something to choke the chicken down with. BBQ sauce on fresh breast better than pre-cooked froze Purdue hickory chicken?

        I don't do 2-3 lbs a day. Just don't have the ability to, nor the stomach for it.


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        • #5
          You are on your own for that. I don't buy pre-cooked and I only use Walden Farm calorie free BBQ sauce when I do use BBQ sauce.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by godsmack View Post
            ok what you have said makes alot of sense.

            Now what about the taste pussies like me who need something to choke the chicken with. bbq sauce on fresh breast better than pre-cooked froze purdue hickory chicken?

            I don't do 2-3 lbs a day. Just don't have the ability to, nor the stomach for it.


            J
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            • #7
              Originally posted by mentalflex View Post
              You are on your own for that. I don't buy pre-cooked and I only use Walden Farm calorie free BBQ sauce when I do use BBQ sauce.
              I use sweet baby ray's!!! live a little
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              • #8
                Siracha is where it is at! Get some spice in your life haha
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Heckman View Post
                  lol....
                  lmao good find.

                  I use sweet baby rays usually, a VERY limited amount. I also use Mrs. Dash seasonings. Liquid smoke really helps me too. I cook all my meals up during my weekend and put them in tupperware bowls, veggies usually come from the steam bag or can, I try to stay away from canned veggies, but every once in a while I'll grab a few cans of green beans or spinach.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mentalflex View Post
                    Siracha is where it is at! Get some spice in your life haha
                    Yes sir....That is primo hot sauce for sure.
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                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        So Sodium and choking the chicken aside there really is little to no difference?


                        J
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Godsmack View Post
                          So Sodium and choking the chicken aside there really is little to no difference?


                          J
                          Aside from the stuff pumped in to the meat that you wouldn't usually put there, there's no difference. Me personally would rather just buy in bulk and cook it at home.
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                          • #14
                            I'm a fan of cooking my own when I actually have time. My main issue seems to stem from piss poor time management. Both on my own part, and on my bosses' part. They expect everything immediately, and want to hold us back well past our time to get out.

                            It is what it is on that though.


                            J
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                            George Patton


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Godsmack View Post
                              So Sodium and choking the chicken aside there really is little to no difference?


                              J

                              Pretty much... add that special sauce and choke away lol



                              But if you just cooked everything all up at one time, say Sunday, then just packaged/portioned it all out then you'd save yourself the $$$ and extra additives from the pre-cooked stuff. If you have an extra 30 miuntes to set aside on any given day I would say go that route.
                              Last edited by mentalflex; 10-19-2011, 11:41 AM.
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