Video:How To Truss A Chickenwith Gretchen Siegchrist
You can cook chicken more evenly by trussing it before putting it in the oven. See how simple it is to truss a roasting chicken.See Transcript
Transcript:How To Truss A ChickenHi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com food, and I am going to show you how to truss a chicken.
Why Truss a Chicken?When a chicken is trussed it will cook more evenly, and it will look nicer when you serve it.
Materials Needed to Truss a ChickenFor this project you will need:
- 1 whole roasting chicken
- some heatproof butcher twine
Truss the ChickenBegin by cutting off a piece of twine about three feet long. Place the chicken on a cutting board, breast side up. Run the string under the ends of the drumsticks and wrap it tightly around so that they are pulled tightly together.
Cross the string in an X over the breast and then run it underneath the chicken wings. Draw the string back up onto the top of the chicken breast and tie it tightly in a bow.
Now, you can trim off any excess string and your chicken is ready to roast. Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the Web at food.about.com.
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