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Old 10-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
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Do you put potatoes in with roast chicken?

Do you put potatoes in with roast chicken?
I tried adding potatoes and carrots to the roasting pan. Figured it would be nice to have everything in one pot and not have to cook anything separately.

What a mess. the potatoes kept sticking to the bottom of the pan. Made it hard to make gravy at the end - although managed to and put it thru a stainer I had.

Did I do something wrong? I don't every remember hearing anyone say to me - make sure you don't forget to "fill in the blank".

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Old 10-23-2010, 10:46 PM   #2
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Do you put potatoes in with roast chicken?
I tried adding potatoes and carrots to the roasting pan. Figured it would be nice to have everything in one pot and not have to cook anything separately.

What a mess. the potatoes kept sticking to the bottom of the pan. Made it hard to make gravy at the end - although managed to and put it thru a stainer I had.

Did I do something wrong? I don't every remember hearing anyone say to me - make sure you don't forget to "fill in the blank".
I put potato wedges around any kind of roast. I put oil on them and sprinkle with herbs and/or spices. They don't usually stick.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:46 PM   #3
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I've done potatoes with chicken, no problem. But, I put them in whole and I spray oil in the pan.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:47 AM   #4
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I recently made a roasted chicken with potatoes where the potatoes welded to the bottom of the pan. It was a glass baking dish so I wonder if that was what created the intensive sticking.
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I recently made a roasted chicken with potatoes where the potatoes welded to the bottom of the pan. It was a glass baking dish so I wonder if that was what created the intensive sticking.
Hmmm, I always use glass roasting dishes. Mine don't usually stick, but once in a while they do.
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No, I prefer mashed.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:44 AM   #7
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I alway put potatoes, carrots, some chopped celery, onion wedges or the lil onions - somtimes i add parnips, and turnips I have also added brussel sprout with good sucess. but I roast my chicken with chick broth not alot a small can and if it drys out I add more dry just to keep the broth in the bottom and it always comes out golden brown and the veggies are great not soggy.
One of my favorite dishes.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:29 AM   #8
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Having had to clean stuck on glass, I've learned to ALWAYS spray the pan, it saves on scrubbing.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #9
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Hey legend, don't forget to...spray the pan! Sorry about that! I think that was a rather crucial step that got missed. If you are putting in potatoes or whatever around the chicken there has to be some oil or spray there or its hell on wheels to clean up.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:34 PM   #10
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No, I prefer mashed.
I came back to this thread to check on updates. My first thought was, hay, that sounds good. I will try this next time. But then I thought again. When I "COOK", I try to be as fat free as possible, so I don't want my veggies to be covered (although it sounds tasty!) in chicken fat. I save my gross fat injestion for the times I grab that quick Hot Dog.
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