Why are chicken breasts called keels at KFC?

9 answers by real people - Why are chicken breasts called keels at KFC?

  • 1 month ago

    probably because of the large cartilage that runs down the breast which is called a keel. Never noticed, but then I no longer eat any fast foods…..eeeeeewwwwwwww.

  • ?
    4 days ago

    Chicken Keel

  • Sumter patient
    5 days ago

    Prior to 1990 KFC cut a chicken into 9 pieces. 2 legs 2 thighs 2 wings 2 rib pieces and 1 keel which was virtually all breast meat and very little bone. After 1990 KFC started cutting the chicken into the familiar 8 pieces of today where the breast piece is half a keel and a rib piece.

  • Greg
    6 days ago

    In the United States, since the mid-1990 s, KFC chicken breasts are the standard half-breasts (breast split in half), like Popeye s, Roy Rogers, Church s, etc.

    Elsewhere in the world, and in the United States until the mid-1990 s, KFC cut(s) the breast into three pieces instead of the normal two: two ribs (the bony part of the breast) and one keel (the meatiest part of the breast with the least bone). The bird s breastbone, also called the sternum or keel bone, is in the middle of the keel piece.

  • ed g
    1 month ago

    I believe that is because the bone or soft cartilage in the middle of the breast is called the keel done. If you purchase a full chicken bone in chicken and push on the skin side, shinny side, in the middle the v-shaped bone that will ” pop” out is the keel.

  • David H.
    1 month ago

    Because before the chickens get shipped to KFC, they “keel” over!

  • Kris
    1 month ago

    Because they KEEL chicken to make them.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They used to be called keels when the Colonel was in charge. But he was evil, so after he was put to death by the Army of God, they changed the name to “vluggies”.

  • bevirtuousok
    1 month ago

    they aren’t

    and btw- KFC SUCCS!!! www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com

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