What to use instead of tinfoil?

(15 Posts)
ReginaPhalange87 Mon 17-Oct-16 09:03:44

Hi! I'm cooking a chicken today and have just noticed I've no tinfoil left! Anybody have any suggestions as to what I could use to cover my chicken instead? Really don't want to leave the house today. Weathers rubbish and I hardly ever have a day where I'm not running about here, there and everywhere!

PinkSquash Mon 17-Oct-16 09:04:54

Would greaseproof paper work the same?

TranquilityofSolitude Mon 17-Oct-16 09:04:57

Are you absolutely sure you have no foil? I once used the wrapping of an easter egg to good effect!

ishouldcocoa Mon 17-Oct-16 09:06:45

Not sure what you actually need the foil for, but greaseproof paper works pretty well.

You can also stick it under the tap and get it wet. Then it will mould (or do I mean mold?) itself around the chicken more easily.

ReginaPhalange87 Mon 17-Oct-16 09:10:09

I was thinking greaseproof paper although not sure if it would burn? Thats a great idea tranquility. There's absolutely nothing in my kitchen though!

idontlikealdi Mon 17-Oct-16 09:14:23

Are you roasting it? Just don't cover it, I never do.

Wisewisewords Mon 17-Oct-16 09:25:14

Have you got another tin you could use upside down to cover it. I sometimes use a deep baking tray or flan tin to at least partially cover it. Or do it uncovered, start on a high heat to crisp the skin, then turn heat down but baste regularly with juices.

Notso Mon 17-Oct-16 09:40:05

I've never used foil when roasting a chicken.

NannyR Mon 17-Oct-16 09:46:32

Do you have a casserole dish with a lid? I quite often cook a chicken in one, it doesn't really brown or get crispy skin, but you get lots of juices for gravy.

ReginaPhalange87 Mon 17-Oct-16 11:47:59

Going to try greaseproof paper and if it's looking dodgy I'll just take it off and roast it naked! Will report back later!

cdtaylornats Mon 17-Oct-16 13:52:40

Paper burns at 231 C or 451 F

TheSnorkMaidenReturns Mon 17-Oct-16 13:56:25

I never cover my chicken for roasting!

ReginaPhalange87 Mon 17-Oct-16 21:09:42

Greaseproof paper worked a treat!

SweetChickadee Mon 17-Oct-16 21:11:25

Bacon. Take it off for last 20 mins to brown the skin.

ReginaPhalange87 Mon 17-Oct-16 22:59:38

Oh wow sweet, where were you this morning! Will be trying that next time.

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