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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?

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Geneene Jun 6, 2014 05:52 PM

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?

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    jen kalb 06/20/14  6:54AM

    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.

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    monavano 06/06/14  5:56PM

    It sounds like it's referring to degreasing the juices in the pan.
    You can pour the juices into a cup or bowl and skim the fat off the top.
    It won't defat as well as refrigerating overnight or using a fat separator, but it'll do.

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    FeastFinder 06/06/14  6:49PM

    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 :)

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