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Best Chicken I ever ate

Chef WilChef Wil Posts: 702
edited 4:45PM in EggHead Forum
I cant remember who posted about cooking chicken using cornstarch but I tried it today and it was best I have ever eaten. I hate soft skin or rubber skin chicken. This almost came out like it was oven fried. Sometime back I remember hearing Blue Smoke talking about using cornstarch, Thanks Ken.
For those that are wondering HUH ???
Cut, wash, and season chicken. Dredge in cornstarch and cook at about 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hrs.


  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Chef Wil,[p]Here is a thread from around Thanksgiving with some pictures of thighs I did. Do these look like your end result? Did you pierce the skin or not?[p]~thirdeye~

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  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    Chef Wil,[p]This reminds me of Shake 'N Bake. Gave you the fried chicken skin with oven cooking! You doing this direct? Would it work on a spatchcock?[p]mShark
  • Chef Wil,
    Sigh...Yet another recipe to try for 2006.

  • Chef WilChef Wil Posts: 702
    yes, direct. I don't see why it wouldnt work for spatched chics.

  • Chef WilChef Wil Posts: 702
    didnt pierce the skin and yes, looks just like the ones I cooked.

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,817
    Chef Wil,
    Thanks for yet another incentive to try the corn starch. Actually I went out a month ago and purchased a large cup shaker with a cap of very fine holes in order to dust the chicken with the corn starch rather than the dredge method. I just haven't had the chance to try it yet.

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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Chef Wil,
    I've been using cornstarch on chicken for some time now with good results. Yesterday I was doing some bone-in breasts and realized I was out of cornstarch so I seasoned them and shook them in a bag with all pourpose flour. I set them on a plate in the fridge uncovered for two hours and the flour absorbed moisture from the skin forming a very thin paste like coating. I cooked them at 350 dome, indirect, for 1-1/2 hours. These were as close to fried chicken as it gets. My wife and daughter said it was the best chicken I've cooked yet. -RP

  • CharbonCharbon Posts: 222
    Chef Wil,
    I did a whole one a couple of days ago. Was leary of direct cook so placed into small iron pot and placed pot onto fire brick which seems to allow some degree of direct heat at 400 degrees. No more rubbery or shrunken skin with this method. Apparently same thing works with flour. This was one hecka of a good idea from whomever came up with it last year.

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