Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 03, 2003
In Reply to: Phrase: chicken in a basket posted by James Briggs on September 03, 2003
: : This paragraph appears in the new Tom Clancy novel "The Teeth of the Tiger" on p. 119 of the hard-cover edition. Can anybody tell me what "chicken in a basket" refers to?
: : "'Lots of services enlist the help of hookers,' Wills explained. 'They don't mind talking, and for the right wad of cash they'll do just about anything. Uda here likes chicken-in-a-basket. Never tried that myself. Asian specialty."
: It's a form of fast food - pieces of chicken fried in a wire basket and possibly served in the same basket. Popular in British pubs, where most now sell food as well as drink.
I am not 100% on this but I think Mr. Clancy is talking about a sexual preference.
A "chicken" is usually an underage person and the "basket" refers to some type of bondage/S+M thing. Some vacation tour firms, mostly here in the US and Germany, put together special vacations for pedophiles to visit Asian countries where these type of predilections can be purchased.