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Hanging a chicken by a string in front of fireplace. Anyone tried it?

JB BANNISTER Oct 11, 2013 01:12 PM

I want to but I want to hear your experiences doing this. What tips can you offer?

  1. Cherylptw Oct 11, 2013 01:21 PM

    I haven't tried it but you might want to think of something else to hold your chicken; wire perhaps, as a string might burn.

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    1. re: Cherylptw
      chefj Oct 11, 2013 05:38 PM

      Works just fine with String

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        JB BANNISTER Oct 12, 2013 06:28 AM

        Butchers twine ok? Maybe doubled?

        1. re: JB BANNISTER
          sunshine842 Oct 12, 2013 07:35 AM

          for a chicken or an emu? :)

    2. pikawicca Oct 11, 2013 05:17 PM

      You couldn't just hang the bird; you'd need to be able to rotate it. And why would you want to do this? this is why spits were invented thousands of years ago.

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        MissBubbles Oct 11, 2013 05:23 PM


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          JB BANNISTER Oct 12, 2013 06:27 AM


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          JB BANNISTER Oct 12, 2013 06:27 AM

          Look at my profile. I'm different.

        3. emglow101 Oct 11, 2013 05:28 PM

          Not chicken.But I cooked duck breasts.I saw this on one of Julia Childs shows. He was a chef who cooked the duck breasts by tying them up with string. Then letting them hang in front of the fireplace. He would wind the string and let it spin. Drip pan below.I did the same and came out great.I have a large wood stove and love cooking in it.

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          1. re: emglow101
            JB BANNISTER Oct 12, 2013 06:26 AM

            Great idea!

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            jammy Oct 12, 2013 07:26 AM

            Tip: Make sure all the other chickens see the example you're making of this bird. That way the rebellion will be quashed and its provocateurs silenced.

            1. DiggingDogFarm Oct 12, 2013 10:44 AM

              Yes, it works good.

              I've used the technique to roast various things in front of a Rumford fireplace.

              I simply wet the string to keep it from burning.

              Here's a video on YouTube (not mine).........

              The Julia Child show that emglow101 mentioned is "Cooking with Master Chefs."
              Jean-Louis Palladin roasts magret on a string.
              Starting at about 19:40....

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