We bought the chicken at the local Walmart. Chicken is the only kind of meat I'll buy at Walmart. I claim the rest of their meat must make the long trip from processors in China, although I know that really isn't true. The split breasts were packed 5 to a package which meant they averaged a little over a pound apiece and were too big for convenient servings. For the last several years, the same weight-packaging contained 7 breasts. I have to wonder whether this is an example of Walmart's commitment to continual profit improvement and the result of a calculation involving the cost of chickenfeed, growth-time and worker's wages.
I'd like to find a store that sells half-pound split chicken breasts. That would be more consistent with the downsizing of our 401K.
I end with pictures of two cooking experiments that looked great but tasted terrible.