To cook a chicken on Christmas day?

(229 Posts)
StarsUponThars Sat 21-Dec-13 22:42:46

I can buy a higher welfare chicken for less £ than a lower welfare turkey. And it will be lovely.

stgeorgiaandthedragon Sat 21-Dec-13 22:43:09

No, chicken is lovely. We are having chicken!

BerryChristmas Sat 21-Dec-13 22:43:49

We are also having chicken fgrin

Writerwannabe83 Sat 21-Dec-13 22:43:55

I'd much rather have chicken on Christmas Day than turkey.
Damn traditions fgrin

quesadilla Sat 21-Dec-13 22:45:38

no, god no. I'd take a decent chicken any day over a turkey.

Moxiegirl Sat 21-Dec-13 22:46:36

We did it one year and told the kids it was turkey. They were all very suspicious grin
Nothing wrong with having chicken.

SnowMuchToBits Sat 21-Dec-13 22:46:38

Chicken here too! Yayyyy!!!!!!! Go chickens.... fsmile

ipswichwitch Sat 21-Dec-13 22:46:38

I never had

We like chicken for Christmas day too, especially with just 2 adults + 2 children.

This year MIL is coming to stay and we're having a big lump of beef with yorkshire puds. She'll probably fret about pinkness, she usually does...

ipswichwitch Sat 21-Dec-13 22:46:39

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ipswichwitch Sat 21-Dec-13 22:46:41

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ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Sat 21-Dec-13 22:47:30

Heston of Fat Duck is having chicken, you are in good company fgrin

ipswichwitch Sat 21-Dec-13 22:48:05

Bastard iPhone!
I never had turkey til I left home - DM refused to cook it since she couldn't stand it so we always had chicken. Not that I minded, got loads of lovely bread sauce with it!

Fannydabbydozey Sat 21-Dec-13 22:48:24

My ds came into the kitchen the other day saying "mummy I think we should have goose this year. It's much more traditional" he'd been watching Michel Roux.

I'm force feeding him chicken for that...

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 21-Dec-13 22:49:35

I've had chicken for Christmas. One year we cooked a ham. I'd like to cook a goose but their huge.

Cook whatever you like.

SnowMuchToBits Sat 21-Dec-13 22:50:24

Heston having chicken? Yay! Ds and I like Heston.

SnowMuchToBits Sat 21-Dec-13 22:51:11

Oh and I LOVE bread sauce!

LadyBeagleEyes Sat 21-Dec-13 22:51:26

I love Roast chicken but make it regularly over the year.
I need something a bit different at Christmas so Turkey it is.
I tried to persuade ds 18 last year to try Goose which I've never had but he was not having it.

PenguinsDontEatStollen Sat 21-Dec-13 22:52:21

We are having beef. Have what you will enjoy.

We're having chicken. With all the trimmings.

No matter how it is cooked turkey is like eating cardboard.

Chicken is easier and has actual flavour shock .

I am going to tell DD that it's turkey as she has her heart set on a traditional Christmas diner blush .

Breezy1985 Sat 21-Dec-13 22:55:38

I'm thinking about just having a chicken, this year it's just me and the 2 dc, and they'll barely eat it anyway. Turkey seems so expensive but then I've always been invited round to family before sad

StarsUponThars Sat 21-Dec-13 22:57:11

Damn it, I'm not BU grin.

My first AIBU, and I didn't get remotely flamed. Must Try Harder.

oldfatandtired1 Sat 21-Dec-13 22:58:18

I'm having chicken. Just me and DS (20). Husband buggered off nearly 2 years ago, last year we spent Christmas with older DS's family, they're away this year. TBH - prefer chicken to turkey anyway!

lostdomain Sat 21-Dec-13 22:59:20

Chicken here too. A big free range organic one for half the price of the same sized over-farmed turkey. It's just a bit of plain, low fat meat to go with the real reason for Christmas dinner - pigs in blankets.

Killinascullion Sat 21-Dec-13 23:01:22

I'm doing a rack of lamb for three, salmon steak for one and goats cheese tartlets for the other two plus usual veg.

No-one apart from me likes a bird or Xmas pud or Xmas cake so I never get to eat a traditional Christmas dinner on Christmas day. fsad

A quality chicken sounds good to me.

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