Author Topic: Chicken Breasts in the SRG - simple and tasty.  (Read 970 times)

Barry

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Safeway had a special on bone-in chicken breasts. Generally I purchase the whole bird and cut it down into parts if that's my desired way to prepare and serve. Just makes $ sense to do that. What I don't want right then, I can vacu-seal and freeze. Wings are an example of something that costs far too much when purchased fresh at the market.

I brined the chicken breasts for about 4 hours in a simple sea-salt and water combo, about 2-3 Tbsp of sea salt and enough water to cover. (pix)
Rinsed and dried off.
Placed in the SRG using the half-racks positioned about 2/3 from the bottom of the basket.  Thicker meat side was out, or closer to the walls and closed the hood.
At about 10 minutes I checked and the color was already forming on the skin. (pix)
At about 40 minutes I checked and they were lovely golden color. They look like the chicken breasts that the fancy deli near where I use to live deep fried and charged a bundle for. (pix)
Seasoned with some pepper and home-made garlic salt.

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Be sure to click on the photo to enlarge and clarify the image!


Interesting note:  You can see how the meat "shrunk" due to cooking. Much of this is water loss and a good reason to brine. BUT I think I need to do a side-by-side using one full breast that I split so we have some minor sense of scientific control. Maybe next week!


« Last Edit: 02/09/11 13:35:45 by Barry "CB" Martin »

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Re: Chicken Breasts in the SRG - simple and tasty.
« Reply #1 on: 02/09/11 13:36:36 »
Nice looking "Natural" Breasts you got there CB :D

Barry

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Re: Chicken Breasts in the SRG - simple and tasty.
« Reply #2 on: 02/09/11 14:40:28 »
that's right - just say "no" to artificially enhanced meat

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Re: Chicken Breasts in the SRG - simple and tasty.
« Reply #3 on: 02/09/11 14:51:01 »
I like the color of that chicken. It just looks like it is delicious.
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Re: Chicken Breasts in the SRG - simple and tasty.
« Reply #4 on: 02/09/11 15:18:46 »
CB,  I so glad to see somebody else's basket looks like mine. ;D ::) Dee
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Re: Chicken Breasts in the SRG - simple and tasty.
« Reply #5 on: 02/09/11 16:49:38 »
CB,  I so glad to see somebody else's basket looks like mine. ;D ::) Dee
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Re: Chicken Breasts in the SRG - simple and tasty.
« Reply #6 on: 02/09/11 16:54:42 »
Nice looking "Natural" Breasts you got there CB :D
Wait a minute, don't they use salt water in the fake breasts now-a-days ???
So, I guess you could say, half the models on TV are in the process of being brined 8)
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Re: Chicken Breasts in the SRG - simple and tasty.
« Reply #7 on: 02/09/11 17:47:40 »
Bobo, Some are even marinaded and injected. ::) Dee
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