Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to controversy, but her views on Thanksgiving dinner just may be her most divisive comments yet. InStyle’s November cover girl (who also happens to be the best-selling author of the cookbook Cravings) dished out her best tips for a successful Thanksgiving, and she has some contentious thoughts on the dish most associated with the holiday: turkey.
“Screw turkey. Turkey sucks. Turkey is gross!” she tells InStyle in the video at top. “I do two whole roasted chickens because chicken is so much better and you can still get a great gravy out of it. I just really feel like people feel like they’re forced to eat turkey, and nobody really enjoys it. Surprise everyone. Serve them chicken, and they’ll be much happier.”
Teigen also takes issue with another Thanksgiving tradition: Eating dinner before 5 p.m. “I really dislike when people have 3 o’clock Thanksgiving dinners. What is it about Thanksgiving that makes people eat at 3?” she said.
“So I try to have dinner at 7 or 8. The whole rest of the day is just little snacks. Don’t overdo it on your snacks or else nobody will eat dinner.”