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Can you FTC a chicken..?

So here I am pondering all of the cooks I have planned for my future egg and a question popped into my brain. I know that pork and beef do well with the FTC method...but what about whole chickens? Would the skin stay crispy or would it get all soggy? I am planning to have large family gatherings and my family all likes different meats. So if I were to cook pork chops and a spatched chicken, would the chicken remain as good being nestled in the cooler or not?

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  • never tried it, but i imagine the skin crispness would suffer.
  • BayaradBayarad Posts: 308
    Wouldn't do it spatchcocked chicken should be last thing off the Egg!
  • Encasing hot meat in foil effectively starts a steaming process.  Steam is water vapor.  Water and a crispy texture are usually mortal enemies.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 22,331
    when you buy a rotisserie chikken from Sams club, the little plastic coffin it comes in keeps it hot.  FTC
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  • rholtrholt Posts: 380
    True Nola, but if using that analogy then I would probably avoid the FTC as the chicken I have had in the plastic coffin is far from crispy.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 22,331
    FTC = not crispy.   That's why fried chikken comes in a paper box.  (and not wrapped in foil).   It's a compromise - You want it crispy, you can't let it steam itself for very long.  So the steam needs to go away, and it cools faster, or not, and it gets a soggy skin (it puts the lotion on it's skin).  Oh, I'm a sick puppy.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,419
    Nola always tucks before he fries his chicken.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 22,331
    I do what I have to.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,419

    I do what I have to.

    Crap! What the hell-else do you do in that manbearcave? I thought you couldn't dig wells in NO.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 22,331
    You don't need no drill for a well here.  Just dig about a food down an you got water.  Then at night, the ice weasels come.  Sorry, wrong metaphor.  At times, the water comes without any diggin, and that's bad, m'kay.
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  • Simple answer, no. 
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  • rholtrholt Posts: 380
    Ha ha ha. Thanks all.
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