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22nd May '16 4:12:19 PM treehugger0369
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** A conclusion could be drawn that seasoning and preparation are ''very'' important to the trope, as is texture. Because of the high success rate in the second test, the myth was overall Busted.

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** A conclusion could be drawn that seasoning and preparation are ''very'' important to the trope, as is texture. Because of the high success rate in the second test, the myth was overall Busted. However, there was one meat that both Tory and Grant thought tasted like chicken in test two: [[spoiler: Boar]]
21st May '16 8:19:11 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7116136/18/Harry-Potter-Wishing-for-a-friend Harry Potter: Wishing For a Friend]]'' the goblins put all of the soul pieces from the non-living Horcruxes into Nagini and then kill and cook her. Harry has to eat a bit to show honor to the goblins who killed her.
-->Afterwards he told Hermione and Luna it tasted like chicken, but with a dark silky smooth sensitive flavor.
19th May '16 5:10:25 PM TheCuza
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* In ''[[VideoGame/DeadRising Dead Rising 2]]'', there is a side mission titled "Tastes Like Chicken." It involves a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]] [[LethalChef chef]] who's planning to cook and eat a female survivor.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/DeadRising Dead Rising 2]]'', ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'', there is a side mission titled "Tastes Like Chicken." It involves a [[EvilChef chef who has gone crazy in the zombie outbreak]], and attempts to prepare [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]] [[LethalChef chef]] who's planning a meal of human flesh]] to cook and eat a female survivor.impress the important food critic that he still thinks is coming to his restaurant.
18th May '16 3:11:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''CSINewYork'' episode "Fare Game":

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* ''CSINewYork'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' episode "Fare Game":
21st Mar '16 11:25:26 PM TARINunit9
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This idea was tested on the Food Network show ''Food Detectives'', and found to be true for almost all meat from animals that don't have hooves. The scientific rationale is that the muscles are made mostly of fast-twitch fibers and lacking in slow-twitch, so basically any small and light animal that's not a fish will tend to taste close enough to each other that the brain's sense memory defaults to the most commonly-eaten meat of that type; for most westerners, that means chicken. Fast-twitch fibers are the vanilla ice cream of the flesh-product world, and don't really have much of a flavor to start with. It holds especially true if the animals in question are relatively young and haven't picked up a lot of environmental flavors; alligator tastes fishier if the animal's been swimming around eating seafood for a few years, and most market chickens are about 6-8 months old when they're shipped.

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This idea was tested on the Food Network show ''Food Detectives'', and found to be true for almost all meat from animals that don't have hooves. The scientific rationale is that the muscles are made mostly of fast-twitch fibers and lacking in slow-twitch, so basically any small and light animal that's not a fish will tend to taste close enough to each other that the brain's sense memory defaults to the most commonly-eaten meat of that type; for type -- a sort of culinary version of SmallReferencePools. For most westerners, that means chicken. Fast-twitch fibers are the vanilla ice cream of the flesh-product world, and don't really have much of a flavor to start with. It holds especially true if the animals in question are relatively young and haven't picked up a lot of environmental flavors; alligator tastes fishier if the animal's been swimming around eating seafood for a few years, and most market chickens are about 6-8 months old when they're shipped.
9th Mar '16 10:23:04 AM Hossmeister
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* [[BeavisAndButthead Beavis]] says this when he and Butt-head attempt to lick toads to get high.

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* [[BeavisAndButthead [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Beavis]] says this when he and Butt-head attempt to lick toads to get high.
17th Feb '16 7:28:50 AM igordebraga
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** And then Chicken Joe gets saved from being eaten by [[CannibalTribe cannibal penguins]] once he gives them a Squid on a Stick, who remark "tastes like chicken" and request more of those.


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* When ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'' did a segment on chicken farmers, they showcased news reports where meats were likened in taste to chicken, such as lizard, alligator and armadillo. Then John discussed how that analogy is hardly translatable to other senses ("If I said 'everything looks like tables' or 'everything feels like cushboards' you'd think I'm insane").
19th Nov '15 2:58:49 PM StFan
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[[folder:Comedy]]
* In one of his stand-up specials, Creator/BobcatGoldthwait rants about how everything weird supposedly tastes like chicken. "If it tastes like chicken, why not just get some chicken? Cheapest fucking meat on the planet!"
* EddieIzzard has a bit about how humans taste of chicken, in his Dressed to Kill. Later it comes up as "Tastes of human" while pretending to serve chicken.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Deconstructed by the Comics Curmudgeon [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1266 when it appeared in B.C.]], who rants at length against a punchline that ascribes the attribute "tastes like chicken" to a fish:
-->''The whole "tastes like chicken" joke is about exotic animals that people don't usually eat, you see, and at root it's based on the fact that chicken is fairly bland, as is most meat from small-ish animals, and it's just that chicken is the kind of small-ish animal we eat the most. And fish, by contrast, actually have a really distinctive flavor ... and he's eating a fish... and the joke would have worked just as well if the punchline had been "it sure tastes great" or something along those lines... and... and... AAAAARRRGGGH!''
* Played with in ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'' with the Shmoo. While they defintely taste like chicken when fried, shmoos often taste differently when prepared some other way. To wit: Broiled, they taste like steak. Roasted they taste like pork. Baked they taste like catfish. And yes, they taste like oysters on the half shell when eaten raw.
* One gag in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' portrayed a cow eating a steak. "Interesting... interesting... I'd say we taste a little bit like chicken."
* Inverted by one ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' comic where the title character is eating chicken; a friend asks what it tastes like and he replies "Everything else."
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Deconstructed by the Comics Curmudgeon [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1266 when it appeared in B.C.]], who rants at length against a punchline that ascribes the attribute "tastes like chicken" to a fish:
-->The whole 'tastes like chicken' joke is about exotic animals that people don't usually eat, you see, and at root it's based on the fact that chicken is fairly bland, as is most meat from small-ish animals, and it's just that chicken is the kind of small-ish animal we eat the most. And fish, by contrast, actually have a really distinctive flavor ... and he's eating a fish ... and the joke would have worked just as well if the punchline had been 'it sure tastes great' or something along those lines ... and ... and ... AAAAARRRGGGH!
* Played with in ''LilAbner'' with the Shmoo.While they defintely taste like chicken when fried, shmoos often taste differently when prepared some other way. To wit: Broiled, they taste like steak. Roasted they taste like pork. Baked they taste like catfish. And yes, they taste like oysters on the half shell when eaten raw.
* One gag in TheFarSide portrayed a cow eating a steak. "Interesting... interesting... I'd say we taste a little bit like chicken."
* Inverted by one ''{{BC}}'' comic where the title character is eating chicken; a friend asks what it tastes like and he replies "Everything else."

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* Deconstructed by In the Comics Curmudgeon [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1266 when it appeared in B.C.]], who rants at length against a punchline history of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the [[BigEater Ogre]] tribe of Bulg Legeater hunted down and consumed the hobgoblin warhost of Gholg Slitthroat after hearing that ascribes the attribute "tastes like chicken" to a fish:
-->The whole
hobgoblin meat 'tastes like chicken' joke is about exotic animals that people don't usually eat, you see, and at root it's based on the fact that chicken is fairly bland, as is most meat from small-ish animals, and it's just that chicken is the kind of small-ish animal we eat the most. And fish, by contrast, actually have a really distinctive flavor ... and he's eating a fish ... and the joke would have worked just as well if the punchline had been 'it sure tastes great' or something along those lines ... and ... and ... AAAAARRRGGGH!
* Played with in ''LilAbner'' with the Shmoo.While they defintely taste like chicken when fried, shmoos often taste differently when prepared some other way. To wit: Broiled, they taste like steak. Roasted they taste like pork. Baked they taste like catfish. And yes, they taste like oysters on the half shell when eaten raw.
* One gag in TheFarSide portrayed a cow eating a steak. "Interesting... interesting... I'd say we taste a little
bit like chicken."
beef'.
* Inverted by one ''{{BC}}'' comic where "Tastes Like Chicken" is an actual card in the title character is Zombie expansion of the ''Munchkin'' card game (it refers to zombies eating chicken; humans).
** The same card name is used in ''Munchkin Conan'' for
a friend asks what it card that lets you cancel any other card. (The card illustration is an edited version of Conan killing the vulture while he was crucified.)
* ''TabletopGame/HollowEarthExpedition'' supplement ''Mysteries of the Hollow Earth''. In Professor Trader's journal he says that the dinosaur Compsognathus
tastes like and he replies "Everything else.""not unlike chicken".



[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* In one of his stand-up specials, Creator/BobcatGoldthwait rants about how everything weird supposedly tastes like chicken. "If it tastes like chicken, why not just get some chicken? Cheapest fucking meat on the planet!"
* EddieIzzard has a bit about how humans taste of chicken, in his Dressed to Kill. Later it comes up as "Tastes of human" while pretending to serve chicken.

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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* In This is one of his stand-up specials, Creator/BobcatGoldthwait rants about how everything weird supposedly tastes like chicken. "If it tastes like chicken, why not just get some chicken? Cheapest fucking meat on the planet!"
* EddieIzzard has
stock replies uttered when a bit about how humans taste prisoner of chicken, war is captured by the BigBad in his Dressed to Kill. Later it comes up as "Tastes of human" while pretending to serve chicken.the ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' attraction at Ride/UniversalStudios.



[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* In the history of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the [[BigEater Ogre]] tribe of Bulg Legeater hunted down and consumed the hobgoblin warhost of Gholg Slitthroat after hearing that hobgoblin meat 'tastes a bit like beef'.
* "Tastes Like Chicken" is an actual card in the Zombie expansion of the ''Munchkin'' card game (it refers to zombies eating humans).
** The same card name is used in ''Munchkin Conan'' for a card that lets you cancel any other card. (The card illustration is an edited version of Conan killing the vulture while he was crucified.)
* ''TabletopGame/HollowEarthExpedition'' supplement ''Mysteries of the Hollow Earth''. In Professor Trader's journal he says that the dinosaur Compsognathus tastes "not unlike chicken".
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* This is one of the stock replies uttered when a prisoner of war is captured by the BigBad in the ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' attraction at Ride/UniversalStudios.
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8th Nov '15 9:04:57 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6160250/6/apprentice Apprentice]]'' Harry is relieved to find actual chicken on the dinner menu in China.
-->'''Harry:''' I must admit I heard stories about monkey brains and dog.\\
'''Bill Weasley:''' I was always told dog tastes like chicken, so you never know.
8th Nov '15 5:47:19 PM nombretomado
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* A ''RenAndStimpy'' graphic novel was titled "Tastes Like Chicken".

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* A ''RenAndStimpy'' ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]]'' graphic novel was titled "Tastes Like Chicken".
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