Chicken Necks Anyone?

United States
March 26, 2007 3:25pm CST
Call me a weirdo, but I love chicken necks. When I get a whole chicken I take out the giblet packet and the neck, rinse them off and put them on the stove to boil while the chicken is cooking. I find the neck to be the most delectable part. Maybe it is due to the fact that my Grandpa would sit me on his lap at the dinner table and share the chicken neck with me. It was our special time. Nobody else got the chicken neck. There isn't much meat on the neck, but it is good eating!
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Weirdo....lol just kidding.. I don't think I could even try it. It really looks and sounds too gross for me.. But I used to eat pickled pigs feet with my grandmother..so I guess I'm a weirdo too. I'm not sure I could eat them now...it kind of grosses me out just thinking about it.. My friends favorite part is the little butt piece...lol
• United States
27 Mar 07
My mother would always have a jar of pickled pigs feet in the fridge. I can't remember ever eating them.
@yanjiaren (9050)
26 Mar 07
It's lovely roasted actually and when it gets all crispy but do you know what my favourite part of the chicken is? THE WINGS..I can rustle you up the loveliest oven wings..or fried and dried on kithcen papaer..oh my dayz.I have just eaten and I am getting hungry again lol!!
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• United States
27 Mar 07
I love chicken wings too, especially if they get nice and crispy. The tips become crunchy and quite flavorful.
• Canada
26 Mar 07
When we were going through some difficult times financially I used to go out and buy the chicken necks and backs and use them to boil up in a pot of water. When they were all cooked, I would pick out the bones then use the broth & chicken to make up a large pot of soup or stew that would last most of the week. The meat on the necks is actually quite tender and tasty when it's cooked. You just have to watch the bones.
• United States
26 Mar 07
wow! I've never had the chicken neck, it just sounds gross to me, and hte giblets sound gross too. No one to my knowledge in my family ever at the giblets. What are they exactly?
• United States
27 Mar 07
I love chicken and turkey necks. It is the most sweetiest part of the chicken. Now don't laugh at me ElusiveButterfly, but, I love the feet too. But, they are almost imposible to get anymore. Well, happy neck eating.:)Just make sure it is a chicken.
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• United States
27 Mar 07
Turkey necks are wonderful. There is so much meat on them you could almost have it alone.
@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
About the only part of the chicken I won't eat is the giblets.The meat on the neck tastes better because we have to work a bit more at getting at it.But I am a chickenaholic so I am prjudice about chickens.
• United States
27 Mar 07
The giblets are tough and need to boil longer than the neck. They become quite tender and are really good. I remove the gristle from the meat before I eat it.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I never realized there was any meat on the neck.lol. I always just threw it away. I may have to try this now. I think it makes it more special when you have a special memory to go along with it.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
My animals wouldn't let me any where near the neck,lol.That's their domanin. When ever we get ahold of a chicken or turkey with gizzards and the neck ,they get it. We know better than to touch their chicken necks,lol!
• United States
27 Mar 07
while i realise My lot discourages one word answers i have but one to give to this ""YUK""
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
27 Mar 07
Oh no I am so sorry I do not like chicken necks at all although I love chicken, probably that is the reason why you enjoy the chicken neck but I can't stand it although my husband does like to eat it. But nobody else in my family likes it either.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
27 Mar 07
No thanks. I just can't take to chicken necks. I see them at the cold meats counter at the supermarket & it turns me off. I guess they would make good stock.
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Hmm I have never tried chicken neck. I think that is the owrse part of the chicken I would ever take, but I dont want to try even. I don't know what is it, I think it's not eatable.
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@smints8985 (1595)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Back in Manila, I remember my grade school days, my classmate, they own this place just around our school, and they have deep fried chicken neck... And it was oh so good! My mom used to buy us that for after school snack, but of course not everyday cause it was kinda oily. But still it's so good! Yah it doesn't have that much meat on it, but it's fun to nibble on. And I have to repeat that deep fried chicken neck is really yummy. Same goes with chicken skin... If only high cholesterol don't kill.... hahaha
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• United States
27 Mar 07
I eat giblets, neck and whatever is in the little packet the family was always disgusted with me eating what they called the guts.
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• United States
27 Mar 07
My mother cooks the chicken neck as well. It is a bit juicy for a bone with little meat. Your not the only one to enjoy this. Sometimes I think my mother buys the chicken just for the little juicy bone.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
My mother once bought a box of chicken necks. I guess the butcher couldn't get rid of them. He gave her a bargain.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
27 Mar 07
Hey weirdo...(you said I should call you that...lol) we give chicken necks etc to pets. I drool over lamb shanks. They used to cost between 50 cents and 8o cents each and there were two in a pack. Now they are $5.99 or $7.99 a kilogram and still 2 in a pack. I grab them if they're reduced for quick sale but am embarrassed if anyone is watching because most people give these to their dogs!!! For me they are a mini roast lamb dinnerand soooo tasty and succulent and sticky!!!!LOL.
@ebudae88 (110)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
that costs too much. Here in the Philippines you could buy them at less than a dollar per kilo
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• Philippines
27 Mar 07
chicken neck is good eating cause of chicken skin on it is thicker than the other part of the chicken! i like chicken neck too..
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@ebudae88 (110)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
huh? maybe you're just too engrossed with chickens. that's it hehe
@Rabi0322 (188)
• Pakistan
11 Apr 07
i dont think ur a weirdo its not a bad choice to have chicken neck i also like this part of chicken most of the people must have never tried it but its true that the neck piece is really good i boil the chicken add some salt and pepper and enjoy the neck pieces although it dont have much meat but its the most juicy piece in chicken and my mom says its has much energy in it i like chicken necks too
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@swaran67 (71)
• India
9 Apr 07
Hey i never tried it but i think it tastes bad.
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@patootie (3593)
8 Apr 07
Ewww ... I really don't like any of the more 'odd' parts of meat .. can't understand why folks rave over chicken wings (there's no meat on them !) .. chicken feet soup sounds repulsive but I am sure is delicious if you are brought up to eat it .. and any of the 'insides' of animals are just gross and never pass my lips if I can help it .. heheh !!! I'm just really squeamish when it comes to foods .. it has to look 'nice' or I can't even get it past my lips ..
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