unseasoned chicken


People are horrified by this guy’s unseasoned chicken breasts

Friends don't let friends cook bland chicken.


Stacey Ritzen

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 8, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 9:59 pm CDT

To be a good cook takes skill and plenty of practice, as most of us weren’t born with a natural prowess in the kitchen. But even the most unskilled amateur chefs can usually wing it with jarred sauces, marinades, or seasoning packets. In other words, there are resources out there to save you from bland food!

Which is why there is absolutely no excuse, whatsoever, for the following nightmare fuel.

“Y’all wanna get upset by the lack of seasoning on my boyfriends roommates chicken with me,” wrote Twitter user Cori Healey on Monday evening—whose handle “anustart” is a playful nod to the Netflix series Arrested Development.

Indeed, those are some horrifying-looking chicken breasts. I mean, it’s possible there’s some salt sprinkled on there, but it doesn’t seem likely. How would a person even be able to choke that down? Has anyone in her boyfriend’s apartment ever even seen a chicken before? (See what I did there?)

“I am DISTRAUGHT,” Healey accurately continued, summing up how we all feel looking at this abomination.

Not surprisingly, the tweet quickly went viral as people began sharing and commenting on it in incredulous disgust. For some reason, everyone seems to have a fascination with unseasoned chicken—or more specifically, white people cooking unseasoned chicken—as a recently resurfaced Oprah segment has taught us.

“Sis, if you just you know put some seasoning on this, it could be amazing,” Oprah commented after the old clip went viral.

To that effect, there were plenty of jokes and memes:





Even Dictionary.com got in on the joke:

After realizing she had gone viral, Healey posted an update, as thirsty dudes apparently came out of the woodwork to slide into her DMs to inform her that they can, in fact, season their food. Cool?

It’s unclear whether or not the chicken was eventually consumed, but either way, you can probably take a moment to pray for the boyfriend’s roommate’s soul. May God have mercy.

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*First Published: Jan 8, 2019, 11:47 am CST