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OMG This Deboned Chicken Turned Out GOOD!

BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
It only took me about 6 minutes to debone the bird and I think I can make a better job next time. I ended up with the deboned bird (the only bones are the very end of the legs to help hold the shape). At the top, you can see the two lollipops made from the middle section of the wings.

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I was going for a Middle Eastern flavor with the stuffing so I cooked basmati rice with shallots and shiitake mushrooms and then stirred in toasted pine nuts, golden raisins and dried apricots and I flavored everything with Baharat seasoning.

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It looked pretty darn good when it was all rolled up and tied.

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I added DP, Shaking the Tree to the Outside, because I was fresh out of Middle Eastern ideas. I cooked it indirect at about 380 and it took on some great color. I let it go until the stuffing was at 160.

Here is the bird sliced and ready to serve.

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I served leftover stuffing on the side and added another caprese salad, but I did not get any pictures of the meal itself. Now I am enjoying a fine single malt (Bunnahabhain) and life is good.
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Comments

  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Wow, that is a thing of beauty. Great idea.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,561
    Bob, I don't know how many times I have watched the Pepin video and I STILL haven't tried it. Your's looks REALLY good!!!
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    Nice cook, looks awesome!! I love middle eastern flavors.

    Tomorrow, I'm going a bit further east... To Japan! hehe
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  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 479
    After watching the video this morning of Jaques Pepin deboning a chicken I am definitely trying this out. I think that I will do some sausage stuffing, mmm.
    David
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
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  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Good Job Bob, Looks delicious.
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    That's a WINNER chicken dinner!!! :) GREAT JOB!
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  • James MBJames MB Posts: 349
    A good single malt, in my mind particularly an Islay one, is a great thing, but then I guess I'm biased!
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  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    looks fantastico!
    context is important :)
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,646
    That looks amazing. I'm gonna have to watch that video again and give it a try.

    Richardson, Texas

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