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Whole chicken in the Mini!

MarkasefMarkasef Posts: 5
edited July 2013 in EggHead Forum

Hi, I’m the proud owner
of a Mini for several weeks.
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Cooking a whole chicken
has been on my mind from the first second. I tried it, and the result was just
amazing.

Firstly,
I took out the upper ceramic ring and placed the indirect stone instead.

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I
bought a simple, cheap ring-cake form (22cm diameter), put some vegetables
underneath and pour a bit of beer on it.

This
way an average size chicken fits perfectly into the egg.

The
only headache was the thermometer. I didn’t want to touch it, so the solution
is: cutting out the neck of the chicken completely. The free zone there is the
right place for the thermometer while cooking.

This
way the temperature really drops in the Mini.

The
indirect stone, and the body of the chicken together reduce the temperature
inside. However, it is still around 160 Celsius (the thermometer shows 130, but
it can’t be really precise because of the egg being overpacked).

The
result? Something really delicate, succulent, juicy and tender meat. 

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