BBC Breakfast slammed for suggesting microwaving chicken breast in energy crisis

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BBC Breakfast left viewers disgusted after one reporter suggested that people struggling with their energy bills could microwave their chicken to save their pennies.

Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt presented the early morning news programme and a hot topic of the day was the soaring energy bills that some households in the UK may face throughout the winter.

The presenters then cut to a segment from Consumer Affairs Correspondent Colletta Smith as she informed audiences with a few simple tips.

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Her first tip came and the presenter used the example of cooking two chicken breasts.

Numbers flashed up on the screen as she explained the most to least expensive ways of preparing them.

She started off with an electric oven, which would cost roughly 84p, a gas hob around 33p, a slow cooker would average out at around 24p and an air fryer would be an estimated cost of 15p

However, the next option shocked BBC Breakfast viewers as Collette suggested people could use a microwave to "cook" their chicken breasts, which would cost a measly 5p.

Viewers turned to Twitter to share their disgust as they couldn't believe their ears.

One simply couldn't understand what they had heard: "Did she just advocate cooking raw chicken breasts in the microwave? First of all, who can afford chicken and secondly, maybe Saturday Kitchen could tell us why you shouldn't do that."

Another disgusted viewer tweeted: "Cooking a chicken breast in the microwave," and added a GIF of Jim Carrey making a mock vomit expression.

A disgruntled fan also simply tweeted: "I cant believe anyone still watches BBC Breakfast."

Collette continued with her report and told viewers that turning the thermostat down by "just one degree" could save them extra money.

She also suggested that audiences should used "draught excluders" and double up on warm clothes and blankets.

Heated blankets are also a smart idea as "one hour costs just over 5p," while keeping the washing machine temperature at 30 degrees rather than 40 degrees could help people save £20.

Air drying clothes rather than putting them in the tumble dryer might just save some as much as £77.

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