I made some chicken spaghetti last night. I boiled chicken leg quarters-they were on sale, and pulled the chicken off the bone. I'm very picky about skin, bones, etc being in my dishes. but after baking my completed meal, there are little dark, black looking square shaped pieces of something all in my dish. it made some of the dish inedible to me because I was grossed out. I am sure these pieces are edible, but I don't want to eat them anyhow.. What are these pieces and why didn't I see them when I mixed the pulled chicken into the dish? I have included a picture. These chunks are about the size or smaller of a pea. http://s166.photobucket.com/albums/u109/…
I get these and other chunks whenever I cook chicken- and they are often quite tasty! usually it's little bits of congealed blood, fat, or gelatin that has seeped out of the skin or bones while cooking. Bon appetit!
Organ meat or neck meat or coagulated blood. It's perfectly edible when cooked properly.
Could it be little bits from a non-stick pan that have come away from the pan?
eww, chickens meant to be pink & then white.. i'm really not sure they are too edible..