white meat

noun

: meat that comes from the breast or other thick parts of a chicken, turkey, etc., and that is lighter in color than the other parts when cooked
also : meat (such as pork) that is lighter in color than beef when cooked

Examples of white meat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Well seasoned, nicely roasted and quite moist, both dark and white meat, tender and flavorful. Kimberly Cataudella Tutuska, Miami Herald, 3 Apr. 2024 The prison had brought Hancock the wrong last meal the night before, white meat from Kentucky Fried Chicken instead of dark. Emma Goldberg Desiree Rios, New York Times, 21 Jan. 2024 The item features two white meat fried chicken filets topped with marinara sauce, melted mozzarella cheese and crispy pepperoni. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 21 Feb. 2024 Frogs and alligators are also considered white meat because their muscles have biochemical compositions similar to chickens. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Jan. 2024 Hold the tail and pick the flaky white meat right off the bones. David A. Brown, Field & Stream, 11 Jan. 2024 During the investigation, authorities found a white Styrofoam bowl containing a white meat substance mixed with a dark material. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 5 Jan. 2024 The chicken-noodle soup at the new Old John’s is soul-warming, with curly egg noodles and orange hunks of carrot and threads of white meat held in a rich, golden broth. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 7 Jan. 2024 The options were: 10 (to the white meat), eight (foot on necks), five (let’m live but ntm), and one (#NiceNicki #PopStar). Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2023

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white meat

noun
: meat that comes from the breast or other thick parts of poultry and that is lighter in color than the other parts when cooked
also : meat (such as pork) that is lighter in color than beef when cooked
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