Chicken and Egg

Chick-Fil-A is taking on the role of Sam-I-Am. They want us to believe that it is okay to eat chicken and eggs for breakfast.


When they opened a new store in the area near my work, they brought us samples of their chicken biscuit breakfast sandwich. I’d never considered eating fried chicken for breakfast, but it tasted pretty good.

Then they went and added the egg. And I gasped.

How can you eat the entire life cycle of an animal in one product ?

There is a reason why you will never see a “chicken omelet” on a diner menu.

Ham, bacon, vegetables of all sort, seafood, dried beef or sausage gravy all seem to blend well with eggs and have been enjoyed forever.

But chicken ? That’s where I draw the line. It just seems like culinary sacrilege.

They are airing a new commercial that features the famous Chick-Fil-A cow doing rooster impressions on the front lawn.

Very cute, even clever.

But I still won’t eat the featured breakfast, a bowl of scrambled egg, hashbrowns and fried chicken nuggets.

Is this just so wrong ???

“I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not eat them in the rain.
I will not eat them on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I will not eat them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere!”

With much respect and love for Theodor Seuss Geisel and his 1960 “Green Eggs and Ham”, which has sold over 8 million copies.

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42 Responses to Chicken and Egg

  1. joey says:

    I KNOW! Years ago, on the way here, moving from Georgia, we stopped somewhere that had a chicken and cheese omelet, and I was like, “No. That ain’t right.” I’m with you 100%. Not in a house, not with a mouse. No ma’am.

  2. I agree with you too, Van! I also do not like the idea of chicken and eggs together! πŸ™‚

  3. I don’t feel inclined to try it either.😊

  4. It’s amazing how varied the palate is across cultures and species. Gulai otak, cattle’s brain curry from Indonesia; Haggis, a savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver, and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach; Bully Sticks (for dogs) made from a cows penis…I think I can stomach a little chicken for breakfast πŸ˜€

    • Ha ha…I was thinking about growing up, what I saw my relatives eating…pig knuckles, head cheese, blood sausage, fatback drippings on onion and rye bread, and don’t forget a PA. Dutch favorite…scrapple (because they never met a part of the pig they couldn’t eat). Rocky Mountain oysters in the west. Fried pork rinds, chitterlings in the south. I get it, Doc, and thanks.

  5. bobcabkings says:

    A fast food horror story! But, grounds for a fun post. LOL

  6. So it’s true what they sayβ€”THE CHICKEN DID COME FIRST! Psst! Van, I also enjoyed your Van-I -am impersonation. πŸ˜€

  7. Wow thats one big chicken type breakfast!!

  8. So odd, eh? I have a visceral resistance to the idea of eating a dish that combines eggs with chicken. I wonder what that is so?

  9. Ally Bean says:

    That breakfast looks awful to me. I will not eat it. It’s gross and it’s a conundrum in a bowl. [Which came first…?] So wrong.

    • In this case, I’ll bet those fried chicken nuggets came first, Ally. But yes, so wrong. KFC came up with that bowl of “goodness” years ago, which had chicken, mashed, gravy and maybe a biscuit. It was/is popular, I guess, but looks like an assault on your GI system.

  10. markbialczak says:

    The whole idea of that combo scrambles my brain, Van.

  11. I don’t understand chicken and waffles either. ( A New York thing? Not sure…)

  12. Odd, that. Granted, I’ve never set foot inside a Chick-Fil-A, and probably never will, but chicken is just not a breakfast meat.

    Unless its cold fried chicken the morning after a LOT of alcohol.

  13. Interesting perspective – it’s fine to eat chicken at one end of its life cycle or the other, but never both at the same time? Now THAT’s funny! Good one, Van.

  14. George says:

    Lol…that’s funny. Can’t say I’ve ever tried it but now you have me curious..:)

  15. Funny, Van. I wouldn’t eat it either. I’m a fan of breakfast diners and all the ordinary fixings πŸ™‚ I did enjoy the crowing cow though. πŸ™‚

  16. I see you’ve answered the which comes first conundrum πŸ™‚

  17. Bernadette says:

    Very, very clever but the thought of an entire life cycle on a bun really stopped me in my tracks and sickened me. I am glad your poem was so good. It gave me time to recover.

  18. -Eugenia says:

    Some combos just aren’t supposed to be. This is one of them. Great poem – made my day!

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