What Happened to my Chicken?

I like chicken. This is a fact. Chicken strips from work at break at the best. Or were. Sweet & Sour Chicken frozen meal that I use to buy all the time. When did food become so chewy?

When I first tried the chicken strips I was trying to figure out why they were so dry. I had to swig Pepsi to be able to swallow. And the taste was just off. And the other one I took one bite and it had a different taste and I was done. So along with my banana this morning I had nothing.

Lunch rolls around and I pick up my frozen dinner. Go upstairs and warm it up. Did you know that 5 minutes takes forever? I didn’t. And of course was in everyone’s way. After I went and sat down I took the film off and stirred the rice, sauce and chicken to mix it all together. I put the first bite in and there was nothing wrong. So I took a piece of chicken which I should never have. Ten minutes I was trying to chew a little piece and finally had to spit it out into a napkin. There was no way that I was going to be able to swallow that. Tried to pick at the rice and no go. Chewy chewy chewy. And my mouth was so dry feeling.

After that my afternoon got pretty hectic and a few times I though I was about to throw up. But I did not. What did happen though was I started to feel like I had a heavy rock in the pit of my stomach. That one where throwing up is a relief because it is no longer sitting there.

Once home I decided to have chicken noodle soup for my tummy. Only I drank the broth could not eat the noodles. They too were chewy.

Oct. 8/21

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

3 thoughts on “What Happened to my Chicken?”

  1. Sounds like it was under done. Besides….ew gross! I hate that particular microwave dinner, lol. Try some hungry man or healthy choice TV dinners-even Michalinas would be better than whatever that meal is you tried, lol! I haven’t had a TV dinner in years, lol, but I understand at work it’s about convenience.

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