I'm cooking a skin-on chicken recipe that says to degreaser it when done. I don't own a degreaser of any kind. What should I do?
I'm cooking a skin-on chicken recipe. It says to degrease the dish once it's cooked. I do not own any type of utensil to do this. What should I do?
simple degreasing can be done by laying a piece of paper towel on the surface of the dish- it will absorb the grease on the surface. Hold it by a corner so you can pick it up and discard into your waste basket. 2 or 3 sheets usually do the trick. you can take out the chicken into a serving dish first if this makes the degreasing easier. There is no need to remove all the grease from the sauce unless that is your preference - it carries a lot of the seasoning and flavor of the dish. So we dont degrease unless the amount of remaining fat appears excessive.
If you have the time, chill the dish; grease will rise to the top & be easy to scrape off with a spoon to discard. If you're eating it right after cooking, spoon off what grease you see - it should float to the top if you leave it sit a bit after stirring - or sometimes I'll soak it up with a paper towel. Since I don't like washing dishes, I don't like those measuring cups with spout from the bottom - it's a personal thing :)