Is chicken a kind of meat?


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Chicken is considered a white meat, even though it contains dark meat portions, when compared to a red meat such as beef. Chicken is the most widely consumed meat in the world.

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The muscle fibers in chicken are considered quick-twitch muscle fibers and they are meant for quick flight responses. The dark fibers in red meat are slow twitch fibers, which are designed for endurance tasks such as grazing. Chicken meat is bland with an even texture, which makes it a perfect base for a flavorful recipe.

Chicken can be found as a dish in almost every country of the world. Chickens were the first domesticated animal, dating back over 8,000 years.

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