Bush Legs

How can people prefer white chicken meat to dark? It’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard.

And it turns out that the famous Bush legs that were such a godsend to us in the early post-Soviet years came to us because Americans don’t like dark chicken meat. Oh, I’ll never forget those Bush legs and what a life-changing thing they were. Maybe I’ll make some when I get home for old times’ sake.

But seriously, why would anybody prefer the white meat when it’s drier and blander?


4 thoughts on “Bush Legs”

  1. I don’t know. Like you, I’ve always despised white meat and preferred dark meat by a mile. Which was great because no one else in my family liked dark meat, so at family reunions and such I’d have a huge pile of dark meat to eat all to myself.

    Never made any sense to me. Dark meat has actual flavor and a more appealing moistness and texture. It’s superior in every way.


  2. White meat is/was# supposed to be ‘healthier’ than dark meat so it really took off in the 1980s, before that I don’t remember it being more popular especially.
    I’ve always preferred dark meat because of better texture and flavor, which is maybe one reason for my love of duck and goose (all dark meat).

    *I have no idea if that’s still what people say…


  3. I cannot eat duck or beef soup since it has a nasty smell to me. White meat and a few other cuts are among the few kinds of meat that don’t smell, and a soup with white meat meatballs is nice smelling.


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