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Old 11-14-2007, 08:26 AM   #1
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Injecting flavor (w/Nesco)

I used my Nesco last night for the 1st time, cooking a large roasting chicken. Thought I'd use it as a trial run before the turkey next week. The meat came out juicy and very tender - but lacking in flavor. I roasted it with vegetables on the bottom of the pan and rubbed the chicken with salt, pepper, poultry seasoning. I brushed some melted butter, Kitchen Bouquet and seasoning salt on top.

I'm wondering how to inject flavor into the turkey. In the past, I've filled the cavity with fresh herbs but the flavor doesn't come through, IMHO. I've seen those hypo-needles/flavor injectors and wonder if anyone has experience with those - or if there are any other ideas out there.... Thanks!


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Old 11-14-2007, 08:30 AM   #2
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I`ve been doing that for Years, and yes it works Great :)
and this way I can have my lemon and chili in my half of the chicken roast and my wife can have her half plain as she likes it :)

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Old 11-14-2007, 08:50 AM   #3
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Rubbing stuff on the bird's skin will flavor the skin and nothing else. Mix some of the seasoning mix with soft buttrer and spread it under the skin.

An injector will also do a very good job of getting flavors into the meat.
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