What is the white foamy slimy stuff that comes out of chicken when you cook it?!


What is the white foamy slimy stuff that comes out of chicken when you cook it?

It is the fat.. It's just the same as if you put butter in a pan of boiling water... Fat is fat... It alll melts..

The MBA didn't answer the question.... I think she was looking at the wrong set of requirements... Hmm... (Sorry couldn't resist..)

That is found mostly in KFC chicken. It is caused by the steroids that alot of manufactures use. Try using free range chicken and you will be amazed at the difference.

It's the fat.

fat from the chicken.

You are boiling it instead of frying or searing it.

This shows that your temperature is too low.
The same thing will happen with beef or pork if you don't have the heat high enough.

Sorry, but it's the moisture coming out - so just turn up the heat!

GOD bless us one and all, always.
MBA-Boston Univ.

You need to clean it under the skin better by cutting the skin & fat. If you're boiling it then that's the proteins & fat cooking out of it, but if you cut the fat & skin off you wont have it.
That's why when you eat boiled chicken you dont gain much weight the fat & proteins that would do that are gone. Now i think of it when my mom & sister made chicken for stuffing she would cut that off & no prob, but when my sister cooked it for the dog she didnt because he needed the fat...boiling it would make foam & that is what that was water bubbles built from proteins(foam) & fat would float in that...the (slimy) stuff you speak of.

I agree with the other answer, turn up the heat

that would be the chicken fat. one way to get rid of it, is before marinating it and after washing it, to go in between the skin and where all of the excess mushy stuff is and kind of clean it out (carving, cutting, etc.) - that should eliminate the amount that comes out and sometimes even making the chicken tastier :)

well this sounds gross i have never seen white stuff comin out of chickens , are u sure the chickn is dead? maybe it a male chicken

If you're boiling your chicken then it's probably a combination of the proteins in the chicken's blood and the fat on chicken.

It's only the sweat draining from the pores in it's skin , no big deal : )

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