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Daily consumption of chicken cutlets sky-high in Taiwan

Staff Writer, with CNA

A representative of the Poultry Association Republic of China displays three chicken dishes voted most popular by the public at an event promoting local poultry yesterday. No. 1 was traditional fried chicken cutlets, left, followed by crunchy fried chicken, center, and honeyed chicken.

Photo: CNA

If the number of fried chicken cutlets consumed daily in Taiwan were piled atop one another, the stack would be 10 times the height of Taipei 101, the world’s second-tallest building, the Poultry Association Republic of China said yesterday.

More than 250,000 cutlets are consumed each day and Taiwan’s annual consumption could be as many as 90 million pieces, worth more than NT$4 billion (US$132 million), the association said at a press conference held with the Council of Agriculture to promote domestic chicken consumption.

Council official Hsu Kuai-sheng (許桂森) attributed the high sales to the good quality of locally farmed chickens.

“Eating fried chicken cutlets is a way to support our poultry farmers,” Hsu said, adding that more than 95 percent of fried chicken cutlets sold in Taiwan are from local sources.

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