Exploding chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by debilorrah, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Ok so last night I had thawed a chicken for diner, and it was bad, and tonight I thawed another one, prepped it, put it on the upright roaster and stuck it in the oven. One hour later...

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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Imagine the hours it would take to clean that oven out!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

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    Is that the oven door glass I see scattered inside?
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Nope, it's the pan the chicken was in that exdploded. I think God doesn't want me cooking chickens after two tries in a row!
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Hmmmm. How thawed was it? Could it have still been cold in the center?

    I have had the casserole dish explode on me twice- once involved cold contents dripping on a hot dish (such as dripping down the upright after the dish had heated), the other involved putting a cold dish under hot contents because of overflow (me being really dumb and not thinking that an empty cold dish I'd taken out of the fridge with foil wrapped veggies ought to not work so hot there).

    Both exploded and left me shaking my head.
     
  6. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

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    maybe BBQ chicken would be safer?
    or cast iron pans LOL

    I guess we're having salad for dinner? [​IMG]
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I use my cast iron now, you clever thing! Hubby suggested it was the only way to go!
     
  8. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My uncle has an exploding turkey story. Something about a pit they dug outside the shop, the still frozen turkey placed in the hole, electrodes placed along side and then all buried. The resulting explosion scattered turkey parts everywhere. The feast was called off, the evidence removed and the shop closed for the long weekend.

    Good luck with your exploding chickens! Ummm, try, try again?
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Your story is amazing...what could have persuaded him that was a good way to cook a frozen turkey? I'd would love to have seen it!
     
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I've roasted many chickens in my life and can't say that I've ever had one explode.

    Congrats on a culinary first!
     

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