• How to cook chicken in foil?

    Natalya Chekanova
    Natalya Chekanova
    February 22, 2013
    How to cook chicken in foil?

    Chicken is one of the most popular foods. Its availability (price factor) and taste made chicken dishes permanent on the tables of our fellow citizens. There are many recipes for baked chicken. How to cook chicken in foil?

    Choosing a foil

    Foil allows you to make the chicken softer and juicy. The main condition is to close the foil tightly so that all the juices remain inside. Then the chicken will not be overdried. To obtain a crispy crust, shortly before the end of cooking, the foil must be expanded.

    When you buy a foil, you should choose denser samples (11 microns thick). Such foil is more reliable, and is unlikely to break. When using thin sheets, it is better to wrap the product in two layers.

    Laying products should be on the shiny side of the foil. So the dish is cooked faster, because the matte side absorbs heat, and the shiny one reflects. And the foil allows the baking sheet and the walls of the oven to remain clean. And this is a weighty argument for anyone who has ever tried to clean the oven.

    How to cook

    Cooking options for chicken in foil, there are many.

    1. The easiest way is to rub the carcass with salt and spices, stuff with garlic, wrap. A whole chicken is cooked for at least an hour in a gas oven, in an electric oven - 40-45 minutes.
    2. You can pre-marinate chicken (from 1 to 8 hours). As a marinade use:
      • a mixture of spices, salt, lemon juice or dry white wine, 2 tbsp. olive oil;
      • honey with soy sauce and mustard;
      • mayonnaise (which cannot be heated) is better to replace with cream mixed with salt, sugar, seasonings, lemon juice.
    3. If you add vegetables - get a chicken with a side dish. Combines well with poultry in addition to potatoes and onions, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, bell peppers, and zucchini.
    4. Bake in foil can be stuffed chicken. Mincemeat options:
      • boil rice until half cooked, mix with prunes and walnuts;
      • cut Antonovka into 4 parts, add cranberries;
      • lightly fry chicken giblets (liver, heart) with onions.

    We hope that our advice on how to cook chicken in foil will help you diversify your menu.

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