Chicken disaster

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Chicken disaster

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:06 pm

This was harder than it should have been. Intending to do another non-beer can indoor chicken, we ordered a 'fryer,' which turned out to be a fat five-pound roaster. Seasoned it (salt, pepper, citrus peel) and rammed it on the Tower of Orthanc anyway.

About a half hour in, the breast was burning and the legs were raw. We frantically pulled it from the oven and removed it from Orthanc and laid it in a roasting pan breast down. Then after fifteen, turned it right side up. But then it was stewing rather than roasting. We pulled it out and propped it upside-down. Where it proceeded to cook the rest of the way.

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Eh, it tasted good anyway....but I don't wanna go through this again.


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My question is, am I better off splitting the chicken and roasting it flat? Or should we spatchcock it? Whatcha think?
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Re: Chicken disaster

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:11 pm

Did you have any liquid in the bird at all? ?can full of something? :dont:
If not, then that's more than likely your problem. Beer Can Birds are self-basting throughout the cook. :salut:
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Re: Chicken disaster

Postby Professor Bunky » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:26 pm

Our Orthanc (Weber) stand has a well for liquid, which we filled with apple juice. We cooked another chicken with Orthanc last month and it came out fine.
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Re: Chicken disaster

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:34 pm

Hmmmmm, blows the heck outa that theory don't it :dont: :whiteflag:
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Re: Chicken disaster

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:48 am

In fact, that previous bird was even bigger/heavier. It did not burn, and it cooked evenly.

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Re: Chicken disaster

Postby Rambo » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:39 am

I like Smoked Split chicken halves and Fried; no need for anything else IMHO
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Re: Chicken disaster

Postby dub' » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:36 am

spatchcock
it's a lock
don'tneed can
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Re: Chicken disaster

Postby Norway Joe » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:09 pm

Looks good to me.

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Re: Chicken disaster

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:16 pm

dub' wrote:spatchcock
it's a lock
don'tneed can
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