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NLEx: Makin' Chicken

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FINALLY. Marvel work (YAY MARVEL WORK) and the kids being on summer vacation (ACK SUMMER VACATION) kept me from doing NLEx with any speed. But here, FINALLY, is the sorta long-awaited NLEx on how to roast a chicken to deliciousness.

Notes on thermometers after the comic.










ETA: So sorry! Forgot to add the thermometer recommendation when I posted. The closest thermometer to the one I have is the Polder Classic Thermometer, which sells at Amazon for $20.17, but other sellers (via Amazon) are offering it for as low as $17.75.
A word of caution: do not wash the probe, wipe it down. A lot of the problems mentioned in reviews occurred from washing the probe. Why would anyone wash a thermometer? Geez.
One more thing: whatever probe thermometer you buy, make sure it isn't pre-programmed to only use USDA cooking guidelines settings. You can't set any other temperature on those. That's dumb.

Thanks to all who've given NLEx such a warm welcome. I'm really flattered and very, very happy to be drawing something that people are digging.


vogelein adds: "... and if you lack a roasting rack, you can make one out of delicious potatoes. Seriously, just quarter up enough of them to support the bird. Then you have roasted potatoes basted in drippings to go with your chickawn. Less equipment ftw!"

I'm making chicken this way next time. OMNOMNOM

The dancing chickens are a fond reference to the Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer" video directed by Stephen R. Johnson. Aardman Animations and the Brothers Quay. Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, animated the chickens. I knew I liked that man.

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bluecanarykit
Jun. 15th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
now i'm hungry.
also, i love the peter gabriel reference.
that video was a crucial part of my childhood and one of the first music videos i remember seeing.
divalea
Jun. 15th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
I wasn't a little kid and it blew my mind.
the_kiggy
Jun. 15th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Love the Peter Gabriel reference!
divalea
Jun. 15th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
onionhead1
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
(captcha is "made ensemble" pretty cool)

Sledgehammer Chicken Dance FTW!!!!

(I used to have a friend who would crack me up by doing that dance! Als I heard when they filmed that video it was really stinky with raw chicken under the lights, heh!)

Love this recipe, hubby has a similar thermometer so I'll have to try this! XD
divalea
Jun. 15th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Let me know how it goes.
That video was brilliant!
vogelein
Jun. 15th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
... and if you lack a roasting rack, you can make one out of delicious potatoes. Seriously, just quarter up enough of them to support the bird. Then you have roasted potatoes basted in drippings to go with your chickawn. Less equipment ftw!
divalea
Jun. 15th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
homer slobber Pictures, Images and Photos
vogelein
Jun. 16th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Yes! And best of all, one less thing to wash, because your roasting rack is in YOUR BELLAY.
lois2037
Jun. 16th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
As a vegetarian, I find this both hilarious and really creepy...!
uplinktruck
Jun. 21st, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Lois, you are a cat. Cat's are not vegetarians. I know this because I am also a cat.

;)
lois2037
Jun. 21st, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Shhhh...! Itza sekrit! LOL!
uplinktruck
Jun. 21st, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
Oooops... Sorries, my bad.
cissa
Jun. 20th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
Roasted chicken is very, very excellent.
uplinktruck
Jun. 21st, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Excellent my lady! This really is best selling book material. Love the art work and story telling.
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