dark meat


: the meat that comes from the legs and thighs of chickens, turkeys, ducks, etc.
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Recent Examples on the Web During their visit the day before his execution, Hancock had seemed mostly fixated on his final meal, that one bucket of dark meat chicken. Emma Goldberg Desiree Rios, New York Times, 21 Jan. 2024 Fuchs and James have developed a process in which many of the starring ingredients — maybe the bone-in goat for the homestyle curry or the white and dark meat for the jerk chicken — are cooked ahead of time, vacuum-sealed and finished when an order is placed. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2023 End of carousel In terms of flavor, the neck, gizzard and heart mostly just taste like poultry dark meat. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2023 The fish is cooked properly, and as juicy as a piece of dark meat chicken. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 This double-crust turkey potpie, a satisfying centerpiece serving as dinner for two to four, is densely filled with white and dark meat, carrots, potatoes and thyme in an apple cider gravy. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2023 The Onondaga tribe, among others from the Northeastern United States, would have been able to serve them with forest berries, perking up the rich, dark meat with color and flavor. Sean Sherman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Nov. 2023 The bone-in pork chop is the real standout, though, with a disc of thick, juicy loin meat and a spur of tender dark meat along the bone that’s tinged red with sweet post oak smoke — a Central Texas classic. Robert F. Moss, Southern Living, 12 Sep. 2023 Place white meat slices and dark meat pieces in separate zip-top plastic bags—ready for leftover turkey sandwiches, soups, or other recipes. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 5 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Dark meat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dark%20meat. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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