If you’re a fan of cooking up chicken breasts at home — whether bone-in or boneless — you may have noticed those white stripes running through the raw chicken meat. You’ve probably also wondered what, exactly, those stripes are. Should you cut them off? Are they safe to eat? As it turns out, white stripes on chicken breasts are a common, completely edible feature that can be explained by taking a look at chicken anatomy (via Allrecipes).