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To cook a chicken on Christmas day?

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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

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

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

I never had t

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

I never had tu

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.

BunnyLebowski Sat 21-Dec-13 22:55:25

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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