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Old 03-07-2005, 09:25 PM   #1
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I boil my chicken 1st. THEN I will put it in the oven with spices. It makes it MUCH more moist and tender.

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Old 03-07-2005, 09:33 PM   #2
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I prefer brining to make chicken moist and tender. I have only boiled the carcasses after cooking chicken. When I have boiled it otherwise I found it sort of...rubbery. Did I boil too long?
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:37 PM   #3
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I do the same as Alix. I brine, but I don't like boiling. I find it really dries out the meat. I also find boiling makes the chicken a bit tasteless.
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I would brown it on high and quickly then I'd throw it in the oven. Boiling does cause it to be a bit rubbery.
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:04 PM   #5
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I'm not that big of a chicken eater unless it's fried, but I love a good whole chicken, cut up into pieces and then braised. Can't beat that in terms of tenderness and juicyness.
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:05 PM   #6
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No it dosent! It makes it tender! :p it breaks up the fat and............ stuff. I must say I never brined because I just cook for myself. I eat what I feel like at the moment.
Anyhew.... I would win against you Iron Chef people! :) The judges would faint over my tender chicken. And chew fat over your rubbery birds! :p
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:10 PM   #7
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I must say I never brined because I just cook for myself.
I don't understand what this has to do with not brining. Sorry I am running on very little sleep so if there is an obvious answer than please forgive me
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Because it takes hours just to brine. When Im hungry I open up the doors to my food hoard and see what might fit the bill. Once I find it, I then cook it. I dont 'plan' for a meal. :oops: Im single. 8-)
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:22 PM   #9
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Ahhhh OK I see. Well yes I usually brine boneless skinless breasts for 2 hours, but I bet even a half hour would do wonders. Give it a shot at least one time. I bet you will want to do it a lot more after that.
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I boil my chicken 1st. THEN I will put it in the oven with spices. It makes it MUCH more moist and tender.

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Sush, I sometimes do that. It does take away from the flavor but, thats what all the spices are for
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