The Chicken Sitter ..... love it !


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The Chicken Sitter ..... love it !

LotusRapper | | Jul 30, 2014 08:07 AM

No, not someone you hire to mind your chickens when you're out of the house, LOL.

But essentially a fancy beer can chicken roaster, made of porcelain. I've been thinking of getting/using a stand-up roaster for awhile now, but shied away from those cheapy metal stands (with or without a "beer can"-like contraption). Well, finally my inner snob is satisfied by this Chicken Sitter I found at a local gourmet cooking supplies store:

First roast took place over the weekend, a 4.5lb fryer. I sprinkled kosher salt + coarse pepper inside the bird's cavity. Inside the Sitter I poured in 1 cup mix of white wine, twigs of rosemary, couple wedges of lemon, and maybe 1/4 cup finely diced red onion. Sprayed the outside of the Sitter with cooking spray, placed fryer over Sitter, brushed some olive oil and more salt/pepper on the bird's outside, and in she goes into a preheated 380F oven.

Just 30 mins later the incredible aroma permeated my kitchen. A quick internal temp check showed the chicken was already at 140F ! 20 mins later (50 mins from start), the internal temp was now at 185F. The bird had a superbly golden crispy skin, while very little juice was dripping down the side of the Sitter. This could only hint SUCCESS .... crispy golden skin with moist, succulent meat inside. I turned the heat off and let the bird stay in for 10 more mins before taking out to cool on a rack. So there it is .... that was one of the best-tasting, quickest and most convenient roast chickens I have ever made. Thumbs up ! :-D