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Luvpookie
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Metairie
Member since Jun 2012
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Frying whole chicken


Any suggestions on how to fry a whole chicken like we fry turkies ? I know you use peanut oil at 350 degrees. Do you inject and what is the time per pound? Thanks in advance.






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OTIS2
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NoLA
Member since Jul 2008
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re: Frying whole chicken


I haven't done it in a long time but I'd think, just like a turkey, 3 to 3.5 per pound would work.





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Btrtigerfan
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
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quote:

3 to 3.5 per pound would work.


This is correct. I rinse them with cooking sherry, shake on some creole seasoning, put them in a paper bag with flour and coat them real well. Cook one at a time. Let them rest on a wire rack till they are only warm to the touch, then carve them up. I use kitchen shears.






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Zilla
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Friendswood, TX
Member since Jul 2005
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well how long then ??





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Ole Geauxt
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KnowLa.
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quote:

well how long then ??



how big is your chicken x 3-3.5 ='s ?






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Degas
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re: Frying whole chicken


It's best to put it in the fryer right out of the freezer so that the skin crisps up nicely.

















































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TorNation
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quote:

well how long then ??

Really?






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nosaints
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Louisiana
Member since Dec 2009
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If I recall its not the same time as turkey per pound. I want to say more like 7-9 minutes a pound while turkey is 3-4 minutes. Average time for a 5lbs bird is 45 mins.





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unclebuck504
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If I recall its not the same time as turkey per pound. I want to say more like 7-9 minutes a pound while turkey is 3-4 minutes. Average time for a 5lbs bird is 45 mins.


This ..

... when i used to fry turkeys commercially back in the day, somebody asked me to do a chicken (a capon, actually) ... i wasn't sure about the cooking time, and i couldn't get any solid advice from anyone around (AND this was back in the olden days before the interwebs) ... so i called the 1-800 number on the cajun injector jar, LOL

This was back before they sold the company, so i actually wound up with someone on the phone from the restaurant. They explained to me that the cooking time per pound was actually longer because a chicken doesn't have as big of a cavity, so it doesn't cook from the inside and outside like a turkey does.






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CITWTT
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I was going to say are you wishing ill will towards him. If you ever want to see a turkey explode get some dry ice to cool him off. Hot oil and chilled bird are phenomenal fire works, just make sure there is adequate space between it and you.





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Zilla
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Friendswood, TX
Member since Jul 2005
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I misread, I thought he said "that is incorrect"





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Ole Geauxt
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quote:

ctually longer because a chicken doesn't have as big of a cavity, so it doesn't cook from the inside and outside like a turkey does.
interesting, makes sense

still woulda thought "thinner or smaller takes less time or at least the same"..
good info...






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Papa Tigah
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TIGER ISLAND, LA
Member since Sep 2007
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inject with creole butter 3.5 minutes per pound.





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DownSouthTiger
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downsouth
Member since Jan 2005
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I fry them often and it's 7 minutes. If you do 3.5 minutes you will have raw thighs.
Even better than chickens is some Cornish hens fried whole I can do 4 at a time. I even make different sauces for them.






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