Growing demand for dark meat pushes prices higher

Chicken thighs and drumsticks have always been one of the least expensive and tastiest meats available, a secret restaurants in the U.S. and abroad have discovered in recent years, says Pat LaFrieda Jr. of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, which is featured on the Food Network's new show "Meat Men." As a result, supplies are growing scarcer, and the price of dark meat now equals that of the perennially popular chicken breast.

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