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Old 11-02-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Keeping chicken closed

Hi all, urgently need your help!
I'm cooking chicken breasts stuffed with light Philadelphia with garlic and herbs tonight, and just realised I have no cocktail sticks to keep them closed!
Anybody got any suggestions of what I can use? I don't have any string or anything similar. Oops :(

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Old 11-02-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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Got a needle and thread? Skewers?
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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I have a needle and thread yes. How would I go about it without damaging the chicken / killing us all?
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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Wrap some bacon around them!
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:22 PM   #5
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Put the needle and thread in boiling water for a minute or so if you're worried about germs. Then just do a running basting stitch that you can easily pull out.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:56 PM   #6
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I use toothpicks. Cross them and they will hold the edges together.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:08 PM   #7
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Wrap some bacon around them!

Bacon

Butchers twine

toothpicks
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:13 PM   #8
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toothpicks are hard to get out of chicken. I almost never use them to keep my cutlets closed; just pound them thin so they go all the way around the stuffing.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:20 PM   #9
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Wrap some bacon around them!

I like this suggestion.....


When all else fells, wrap it in bacon!
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:33 PM   #10
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Unwaxed dental floss should work. As will regular ol' first aid gauze that you likely will have in your first aid kit.
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