A photo of three chicken breasts partially-cooked has left countless social media users retching.
On Monday, a woman named Cori Healey from Baltimore, Maryland shared an image of the meat, explaining that her boyfriend’s roommate was cooking it in the oven.
But Cori — and thousands of other people on Twitter — were horrified by the basic dish, noting that not only did the cook not seasons the breasts at all, but he also plopped them down directly on a pan without greasing it or lining it with aluminum foil.
What’s cookin’? Cori Healey from Baltimore, Maryland shared an image of chicken that her boyfriend’s roommate was cooking in an oven
Yuck! She was upset that it had absolutely no seasoning. The chicken breasts were also lined with fat and had been placed directly on a baking sheet without grease or aluminum foil
Oh no! Cori shared the image to find other social media users who were equally put off by the man’s cooking
Unconcerned: The cook in question wasn’t upset by the fact that his meal went viral and even defended it
‘Y’all wanna get upset by the lack of seasoning on my boyfriends roommates chicken with me,’ Cori wrote.
‘I am DISTRAUGHT,’ she added. ‘Pray for him.’
The image shows three whole chicken breasts lined up on a baking sheet inside the oven.
The breasts are untrimmed, with much of the fast still attached and curling up around the edges.
There’s not a bit of visible seasoning to give it any flavor, either, with not even salt and pepper to add something to it.
What’s more, the cook tossed the chicken directing onto the baking sheet, without any sort of grease or oil or even aluminum foil as a barrier — meaning that once it’s cooked, it will undoubtedly stick to the pan, which will make it quite a chore to clean.
Not OK! Chipotle, on the other hand, was left horrified and speechless
Do it justice! People were left incredibly upset by the ‘disrespected’ chicken
Gross: Many simply thought the chicken looked disgusting, with this person comparing them to lungs
‘This is a crime against poultry,’ wrote one man, noting that there was no seasoning, sauce, or even butter
Help! One shared a grab of a video of Oprah that recently went viral, in which the mogul doesn’t know how to react to unseasoned chicken she clearly doesn’t enjoy
Garbage! Dictionary.com chimed in with a snarky tweet saying the chicken should be thrown out
Twitter users were upset about these details, expressing their horror that the (presumably adult) man in question would believe this is a proper way to cook.
‘That chicken didn’t die just to be disrespected by him not adding seasoning,’ wrote one Twitter user.
‘This is exactly how my mother cooked chicken when I was growing up. I’ll pray for him,’ added another.
Even Chipotle replied that they were left ‘speechless’ by the sad-looking chicken.
‘No seasoning, no sauce, not even any butter. This is a crime against poultry, read another tweet.
According to Cori, some men took the time to DM her to let her know that they do season their food.
So sticky! Some people took issue with the fact that the chicken was put directly on the pan without any grease or foil
More work! The chicken undoubtedly stuck to the pan in places and would be hard to clean up
Need something? People found quite a few things to complain about with the man’s lack of skill in the kitchen
Dangerous: One woman joked that the cook was a shape shifter and she should run
No, please! Lots of social media users were triggered by the images
From her lips: One woman who knows how gross that chicken will taste promised to pray for him
Inedible: This person compared the breasts to cooking sponges
Not us! Cori, who posted the picture, received messages from men telling her that they season their food
Tragic: One Twitter user pointed out that vegans and meat eaters could both agree that this is a travesty
Similarities… Another person compared the cooking meat to an image of Kaitlin Bennett in a flesh-toned swimsuit
Nope! This person shared the picture with her family — and they, too, were upset
‘It’s horrifying it’s like watching Sponges bake,’ said another horrified social media user, while a woman who shared the snap with her family shared their replies in their group text, which pronounced the chicken ‘traumatizing’ and said they looked like ‘skinned rats’.
‘Not even aluminum foil on the tray-‘ wrote one Twitter user who couldn’t help but think forward to the clean-up. ‘Put that on some foil damn,’ tweeted another.
‘The lack of aluminum foil and cooking spray is what’s getting to me,’ said a third.
‘Girl he a shape shifter get out now,’ warned someone else.
Cori’s boyfriend’s roommate, however, isn’t bothered by all the criticism — and clearly sees nothing wrong with what he’s doing.
According to Cori, upon hearing about his viral chicken, the cook said: ‘My chicken is dope.’
The as-yet unidentified young man’s mother had not offered up a public comment.