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fryer vs. roasting chicken difference?!?

Posted by Zanna (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 18, 01 at 11:12

I've been lurking here for some time, and I decided to try the sticky chicken recipe. Well, it was my husband's turn to do the grocery shopping, and he brought home a "fryer" chicken. Is that the same as a roasting chicken? I know this is a really dumb question, but I really have no idea.

Thanks for your help!


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RE: fryer vs. roasting chicken difference?!?

Technically a fryer is a smaller bird in the 3-5lb range. A roaster can be quite a bit larger, 6-8lbs. Roasters are a little plumper (fattier, I think) which makes them good for long cooking in the oven. You could probably use either one in the recipe. The birds in the grocery stores are on the smaller side indicating fryers.

RE: fryer vs. roasting chicken difference?!?

Thank you!

RE: fryer vs. roasting chicken difference?!?

Friers are also more tender and cook more quickly than roasters, so you might want to cut back on the cooking period so you don't end up with dry, overcooked chicken. Corrie

RE: fryer vs. roasting chicken difference?!?

Zanna, we only can find 3 to 4 lbs. chickens in Calif. I made Sticky Chicken with a 3 lb. 4 oz. bird...cooked it the whole 5 hours, breast side down, and it was perfect!

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