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Timeframe for a brined chicken

jubilant cerise Nov 17, 2011 01:46 PM

Can a brined whole chicken be drained then kept in the fridge for another day or so? I'm way busier than usual this week after work and I don't think I'll be able to roast it up until tomorrow or Saturday. It's my first purchase from my BIL's farm so I'm pretty excited about it and don't want to screw it up.

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    acgold7 Nov 18, 2011 01:17 AM

    I always let them dry a day or two so the skin is crisper. You can rub with seasonings and oil while they dry. Even if not using a vertical roaster to cook them on, they're great for drying.

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      jubilant cerise Nov 19, 2011 07:35 AM

      Ooh, crispier skin - thanks for the tip! I'm going to slide some lemon and herbed butter under the skin too, there's sage in the backyard that refuses to die, gotta use it for something! So looking forward to dinner tonight!

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        riceisnice2011 Nov 28, 2011 04:36 PM

        how did the chicken turn out? whats the recipe to brine?

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