Chicken Fillets


Chicken Fillets are fillets of meat sliced horizontally from a chicken breast, such that it makes a "steak" of a shape that can be ideal to fit on a bun, etc.

They are available in many different forms of preparation, such as raw, cooked, breaded, breaded and spiced, etc.

Many retailers confuse the terms, Fillets and Cutlets. The essential different is that cutlets are thinner because they have been pounded or formed to make them thinner.

Sometimes you will see the phrase "thigh fillets" but what they actually mean is "thigh cutlets." Occasionally you will also see the word "fillets" used to mean "strips of boneless chicken" for stir fries, etc, in which the fillet is cut into long thin strips. What they really mean is "Chicken Breast Strips."

Chicken Fillets are available fresh or fresh.

History Notes

A 2002 scandal in the EU found that Dutch processing plants were bulking Chicken Fillets up with water. That wasn't the scandal, though, as that is a relatively common process. The scandal was that they were bulking the Chicken Fillets up with so much water that they had to add protein from cows or pigs to help the Chicken Fillets retain all the water (the protein from cows was casein). This was at a time when people were concerned about Mad Cow Disease. While the inclusion of pork protein held no such health risks, it wouldn't have made the Muslims or Jews very happy, either.