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chicken skin/butter or olive oil

BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
edited 7:35PM in EggHead Forum
My guest will arrive tomorrow, I'm doing Brant's Beer Butt Chicken, the recipe calls for butter on the skin, will olive oil work as well???[p]Thanks,
New Bob


  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    New Bob,
    Yes, I remove the skin anyway before carving but either will work just fine.[p]Tim

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Tim M,
    Thanks, I want it too look good, nice brown skin. Think I will use olive oil.[p]Cheers,
    New Bob

  • BBQfan1BBQfan1 Posts: 562
    Tim M, You have waaaay more resolve than me! If there's crispy skin on a bird, I'm eatin' it! That's why I just start out boneless/skinless whenever possible.... How can you smell that flavourful, crackley skin and then turf it in the trash? I've got some willpower, but that's just inhuman!

  • Tim M,
    Why do you oil or butter the skin if you are just gonna remove it later? [p]Curious

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    South O,[p]Presentation. It looks good. It doesn't take that much effort actually. I am not saying you have to, I try to cut back on calories where I can. [p]Tim
  • GretlGretl Posts: 670
    Tim M,
    Add some olive oil and chopped garlic along with whatever herbs and/or rub you enjoy UNDER the skin. Then add a bit more to the outside and you really have a treat. Nice and brown and so much flavor I'm surprised it's not illegal.

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