I can't remember the reasoning, but what is the difference between yellow skin chicken and white skin chicken ?.. I usually get fresh thighs, from the same place all the time, (white skin, "organic hippie" chicken) but i was in my little po-dunk grocery store today and saw some nice thighs, but with yellow skin.. so i turn to you all to educate me a bit on the difference. If any ???
Jacked UP BBQ
07-31-2008 09:55 PM
this has to with the way they are fed. Most chicken with yellow skin are fed marigold pedals in their feed.
Rick's Tropical Delight
07-31-2008 10:07 PM
wiki says breeding
"According to Gail Damerow's handbook, "Egg yolks get their color from xanthophyll, a natural yellow-orange pigment in green plants and yellow corn, and the same pigment that colors the skin and shanks of yellow-skinned hens. The exact color of a yolk depends on the source of the xanthophyll." "
I read this thread, and found it to be informative. One question, though...does a white or yellow skin thigh make a difference if the fat is scraped off the inside of the skin before cooking. While on the subject, does anyone else do this??
08-01-2008 04:32 PM
thanks for the help, and the link !.. now I'm not as dumb as i was yesterday.:wink: