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How to get a crispy skin on a chicken.

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falcon Tue 21-Oct-08 22:08:33

I'm planning on making Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic for a dinner party. I've made it before and while it was delicious the skin could have been crispier.

Does anyone have any tips for getting a really crispy skin?

TheArmadillo Tue 21-Oct-08 22:09:41

take foil off for last bit of cooking. Rub olive oil or butter over skin before you put it in oven.

TheMoistWorldOfSquelchedBrains Tue 21-Oct-08 22:22:03

Plenty of fat & start off at high temp (say 220 degrees), turning down after 20 minutes or so

Kally Wed 22-Oct-08 05:21:20

Crispy skin ... lard, and really hot at first. Same with roast potatoes. Nothing crisps up better than lard. grin

traceybath Wed 22-Oct-08 06:45:16

Well heston blumenthal deep fried his for a bit in his perfect series but i just tend to season well and rub in olive oil.

Also start as Moist said at high temp and then turn down.

pipsy76 Wed 22-Oct-08 06:52:14

20 minutes upside down really hot, then turn over and cook at normal temp for remaining time

scaryteacher Wed 22-Oct-08 11:42:29

I cook mine at 180 for 1 hour and baste with the juices that come out - and it's normally crispy. I don't put any oil or fat on it thought. Sometimes I put parma ham on the breast and roast, and then remove and put the bird back in for another 20 minutes, and that gets it nice and brown as well.

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