You might never eat a chicken nugget again

Processed chickenSay hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.

Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.

There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.

Mechanically separated chicken is a paste like substance created by forcing unstripped bones through a type of sieve to separate edible meat tissue (including tendons and muscle fiber from the bones. 

But, hey, at least it tastes good, right?


Update: Apparently this is all wrong.   See this for the correct information.