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lack of sliced chicken the bird flu outcome?

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lack of sliced chicken the bird flu outcome?

Are supermarkets[Tesco/Asda] trying to pull a fast one and bump chicken slice prices or is there really a shortage increasing the price after the last bird flu out brake?  In the new year I could still buy 500 gram tubs of it, then it changed to 400, then 250 followed quickly by 210.  Now I am having difficulty finding even 200 which have been replaced with 115 gram tubs with only the 125 gram Premium selection chicken slices at double the price.
Getting sick of cheese sandwiches for lunch, I want my chicken back
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Re: lack of sliced chicken the bird flu outcome?

get some chicken breasts - grill them then slice them yourself - much cheaper
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Re: lack of sliced chicken the bird flu outcome?

if I had a working grill yeah, but I don't and cooking them in the oven costs too much same as the grill would be if it worked.  I am cost cutting by not cooking as much as possible, but that is another thread about energy tariffs.
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Re: lack of sliced chicken the bird flu outcome?

Or.... buy a whole, fresh cooked, chicken from the deli/supermarket and slice it all up to your requirements... Luverly !.. Smiley
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Re: lack of sliced chicken the bird flu outcome?

What about turkey? There still seems to be plenty of that.
As to cold chicken/turkey I can't stand them in a sandwich, or in a pie (hot or cold) other than a curry pie, don't know why but the very thought makes me ill. I love HOT chicken, and can eat cold chicken on its own/with chips etc, but not in a sandwich or pie  Crazy
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Re: lack of sliced chicken the bird flu outcome?

Cost of chicken ? 3 for £10 at Tesco (yeuch but better than most of the sliced stuff).
Cost of cooking a chicken ? Bargain on around 2 hours in a 2Kw oven which most seem to be at around 50% element on/off time you'll be using 1Kwh which at around 15p/Kwh isn't excessive
Cost per chicken cooked including energy if you cook all three separately : £3.48
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Re: lack of sliced chicken the bird flu outcome?

But then he needs to slice and freeze it in appropriate sizes, and it will not be round  Shocked
Does he have room in his freezer for that much chicken?
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Re: lack of sliced chicken the bird flu outcome?

As far as the slices go....it's most likely down to inflation.A lot of companies have been reducing the weight/size/amount of products while charging the same or more to try and hide the higher inflation.
As was suggested buying a whole cooked chicken and slicing it up will costs less, same goes for cooking a chicken in the oven and slicing it up.
I love chicken and turkey in sarnies with mayo/garlic mayo and salad...yum.I love a chicken pie as well, but I really love huge chicken breast pieces with mash and veg or with chips...deep fried chicken and chips is amazing too.
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Re: lack of sliced chicken the bird flu outcome?

I've a couple of free-loading chickens out in the garden in the back yard who are eating grain and not laying eggs ... maybe they could help your quest for low cost chicken breasts.
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Re: lack of sliced chicken the bird flu outcome?

Just been shopping this morning.
Tesco have sliced chicken in both the deli & pre-packed. Starting @ £1/400g for the cheap stuff
Aldi have pre-pack in both cheap & expensive types @<£1/400g
So no shortage in the Borders.