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Buying Grill Chicken

hello all I bought grill chicken from Migros. I found there is thread/band tied to chicken legs which seems to be made of rubber/elastic thread.
When it is grilled , wont the plastic/rubber melt into the food?
Is it a normal thread or a elastic thread ?
iam not sure on that , just asking if someone noticed
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hello all I bought grill chicken from Migros. I found there is thread/band tied to chicken legs which seems to be made of rubber/elastic thread.
When it is grilled , wont the plastic/rubber melt into the food?
Is it a normal thread or a elastic thread ?
iam not sure on that , just asking if someone noticed
Yes, just pull it off. It usually winds all the way around the chicken, under the wings, too.

I take it off because I normally stuff the chicken with some garlic and herbs, etc. For cooking, you don't need it.
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Old 23.01.2020, 14:25
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This is standard trussing of the chicken and it's called trussing twine. It's perfectly safe to cook, however I used to remove it primarily because I found that i got a more even roast.
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hello all I bought grill chicken from Migros. I found there is thread/band tied to chicken legs which seems to be made of rubber/elastic thread.
When it is grilled , wont the plastic/rubber melt into the food?
Is it a normal thread or a elastic thread ?
iam not sure on that , just asking if someone noticed
Congrats, you are the first person ever to notice the mystery of the elastic chicken string. Just think, all of this time people have been eating melted rubber in their chicken without realizing.

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Congrats, you are the first person ever to notice the mystery of the elastic chicken string. Just think, all of this time people have been eating melted rubber in their chicken without realizing.

....and there i was thinking all Swiss chickens had tape worms, well that is a relief, i must say.
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This is standard trussing of the chicken and it's called trussing twine. It's perfectly safe to cook, however I used to remove it primarily because I found that i got a more even roast.
The trick is to move the string from around the legs and put it around the popes nose (sorry donít know the right name). This allows the legs to spread and cook on their insides.
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Old 23.01.2020, 17:59
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The trick is to move the string from around the legs and put it around the popes nose (sorry donít know the right name). This allows the legs to spread and cook on their insides.
Surely, one of the reasons for trussing the legs is, as they have a smaller mass than the body of the chicken, they don't over-cook before the body is done?
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Old 23.01.2020, 19:41
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Surely, one of the reasons for trussing the legs is, as they have a smaller mass than the body of the chicken, they don't over-cook before the body is done?
Legs (dark meat) take longer to cook, the body (white meat) less.

Been doing it for nearly 50 years (I learnt as a child).

When you spatchcock a bird, the breast stays in the middle so that it cooks less, the legs and thighs to the outside so that they cook more.

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Legs (dark meat) take longer to cook, the body (white meat) less.

Been doing it for nearly 50 years (I learnt as a child).


Tom
So I've been doing it right all these years, with the same end result, but for the wrong reason!
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Legs (dark meat) take longer to cook, the body (white meat) less.

Been doing it for nearly 50 years (I learnt as a child).

When you spatchcock a bird, the breast stays in the middle so that it cooks less, the legs and thighs to the outside so that they cook more.

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So I've been doing it right all these years, with the same end result, but for the wrong reason!



**ck me, you two finally agreeing on something ?
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I think that as long as the smoking involves meat and not cigs, we are cool!

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Legs (dark meat) take longer to cook, the body (white meat) less.

Been doing it for nearly 50 years (I learnt as a child)
I bet you were grilling your dinners before you could talk!
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I bet you were grilling your dinners before you could talk!
I started at 6 or 7.

Used to do whole turkeys once a month at university.

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The trick is to move the string from around the legs and put it around the popes nose (sorry donít know the right name).
The Parsonís nose is what we always called it.
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The Parsonís nose is what we always called it.
You are clearly protestant!

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I started at 6 or 7.

Used to do whole turkeys once a month at university.

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How long did it take you to eat it?
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How long did it take you to eat it?
A week or less (we were in four).

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Sounds like great uni years

Mine were pepsi to keep me awake
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I started at 6 or 7.

Used to do whole turkeys once a month at university.

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You were in University by 6 or 7?
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You were in University by 6 or 7?
Of course he was. It's Tom we're talking about.

He learnt to walk at 4 months old, speak at 6 months old, killed his first wild animal (a bear which he killed with a small twig, I believe) at 3 years old and then was so virile and mature for his age that he looked like a fully grown man and became a father at 7 years old. The rest is history.
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