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Any ideas for mixing corn starch with Bad Byron's?

ledmondledmond Posts: 88
edited 5:13PM in EggHead Forum
Can you mix corn starch and your rub and apply in one application? Don't have a sifter and I wondered if anyone has had luck with this. If so, what ratio would you use for this? Have about 20 chicken quarters to try and I blew it the first time I tried corn starch without a sifter. Thanks for the replies.


  • PFSmithPFSmith Posts: 34
    I've been meaning to try a touch of cornstarch in my rubs for chicken. I was going to use a small amount of cornstarch - like maybe a tablespoon to a cup of rub - and try to use a mini-food processor to blend the C.S. into the rub. I hadn't thought about using a sifter - is that to incorporate the CS or just to spread it and the rub evenly over the meat?

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Add the rub and corn starch to a gallon size zip bag. Shake to combine.

    Add chicken parts one or two at a time, shake to coat, remove, repeat.

    Home-style shake and bake
  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    What Fidel said...don't need too much CS either.
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  • ledmondledmond Posts: 88
    Tried 10 quarters with and 10 without on two back to back cooks. Mixed 7:3 tablespoons Bad Byron's to corn starch. Cooked 400 dome, raised grid, direct, flipped skin down for about last five-ten minutes, hit 200 degrees in less than an hour. A little overcooked, I'll try 375 dome next outing. No great difference in starch vs. un-starched although I went a 1.5 days uncovered in refridgerator laying in a broiler pan so juices flowed out rather than sitting in the juice on tray.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    You will get better results putting the rub on first and letting the pieces sit until the moisture seeps through. You don't need a sifter, use a couple of strainers and just gently tap the strainers as you pass over the chicken. If any clumps of starch show through after the rest of the chicken starts to colour just spray or brush (the spots only) with a little olive oil.



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