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Old 08-31-2005, 04:02 PM   #1
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Chicken and Potatoes

Okay today I picked up some chicken breast and I want to make General Tso's with them as well as use up some leftover potatoes. I've made different styles of this before with stove top pan cooking but this time I was thinking of baking it in a glass pan.

So here is my main question. I was thinking of just chopping up the potatos and chicken breasts and baking them together in the same glass pan at the same time. I was wondering if it was a good idea to cook them together that way or if I would be better off cooking chicken and spuds seperately because of possible different oven cooking times for each ingredient.

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Old 08-31-2005, 04:06 PM   #2
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video, I have a couple recipes that say to cook the chicken and potatoes together but I've found that it works best if I parboil the potatoes first just to give them a bit of a head start cooking. Also, cutting the chicken and potatoes equal sizes (at least don't make the potatoes bigger than the chicken) will help to ensure even cooking. Hope this helps!
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Old 08-31-2005, 04:13 PM   #3
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Also, cutting the chicken and potatoes equal sizes (at least don't make the potatoes bigger than the chicken) will help to ensure even cooking. Hope this helps!
Yeah that's a good idea. I bought breast of chicken but I intend to cut both them and the potatos down to more of a bite size. Also I think that if I carve the chicken down and poke holes in it before marinating it might help let in the flavor.

I also got a chipotle rice mix to go on the side that I'll cook up in a pot.
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Old 09-02-2005, 11:08 AM   #4
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I just did the food prep and will probaby cook it either tonight or tommorow morning. I got chicken marinading in the sauce with some spices rubbed on them in one bag. In another bag I got the leftover pototoes chopped up and added a Lipton onion mix as well as some Basil flavored Olive Oil.

I might start baking with just the potatoes for a bit at first and then later add the chicken. While that's going I'll make rice on the stove.
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Old 09-02-2005, 11:38 AM   #5
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Chicken Potatoes

Great method!
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Old 09-02-2005, 01:10 PM   #6
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Sounds good, videodrome. If you're cutting the chicken and potatoes into bite sized pieces (or even 2-bite sizes), you can easily cook them together. (or at least I do!) I especially like to crock-pot them, along with cut up carrots. I just add some type of liquid (whether it's chicken stock, soup mix, or whatever sounds good that day)
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Old 09-02-2005, 02:47 PM   #7
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I have often roasted whole potatoes with a whole chicken. Sometimes I will marinade the chicken and sometimes not. It all depends on the taste you are going for. I'm sure that you will be pleased with your results VIDEODROME.
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