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Old 07-10-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Help With Mushy Chicken.

my crock pot broke and i had to use my baking dish....here is what i did and i think something went wrong bec. the meat tasted mushy.....or Is this the way it is suppose to be after u braise it? i put some chicken pieces with skin on in baking dish and poured the bbq sauce on covered it tightly baked it at 350 took about a hour and a half and it was done. But again was very mushiy any advice.

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Old 07-10-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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Mumu,

From my point of view: I believe you had over cooked it, for 1.5 hours.

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Old 07-10-2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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It's mushy because you braised it. Braising should be reserved for tougher cuts of meat. Chicken, in my opinion, is better roasted, grilled, or fried. All of these methods help ensure it will have crispy skin and meat that remains moist and juicy.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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the recipe was in my book for crock pot cooking so i figured it was ok
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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Here's a good recipe I've used before. It always comes out wonderful.

Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe : Ina Garten : Recipes : Food Network
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #6
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Crockpot cooking works on the basis of going "low and slow". You cooked your chicken "slow" at and hour and a half, but at 350 degrees it was now "low" enough. If you want the same effect I would got down to 300 or even 275.

Also, If I am going to put my chicken in the oven I will sear it on the stove first to keep in all the juices and give it a nice colour and texture on the outside.

The Ina Garten recipe Steve mentioned is a real good one. I have tried it myself!
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:04 PM   #7
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There is a big difference between baking and braising. Excellent advice above.
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thank you. and Addie.....I love what u wrote on God. I think i will make some little notes and pass them out to a few people.
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I'd say get better chicken.
I've never had braised chicken come anywhere close to "mushy." Even braised chicken has been either good or tough and dry.
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thank you. and Addie.....I love what u wrote on God. I think i will make some little notes and pass them out to a few people.
It is one of my pet peeves of life. There are so many other words in the English language to use in the place of calliing on God for everything that happens in life.
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