Clay-Roasted Herb Chicken

Here's a fun and easy way to cook chickens: encase the birds in special clay that hardens during roasting, trapping heat and juices inside for succulent, flavorful meat. Everyone will enjoy cracking the baked clay with a mallet to release the chickens.
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Review 1 for Clay-Roasted Herb Chicken
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MommaRichhart
,HUNTINGTON
,IN
January 15, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:6 to 10 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Clay Roasted Chicken
January 15, 2012
Well, I found this absolutely FABULOUS! The clay is easily broken w/the end of a table knife! It may "look" like something only "advanced" cooks could do but the most difficult task was rolling out the clay (not difficult @ all). Ingredients are common ingredients and cost very little. Fantastic! My only regret was that my grandchildren weren't there to see the "revealing" of the chicken! i think I'll buy another one just for them, as this was a gift.
Pros: Quick, Easy, Healthy, Impressive, Will Make Again
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Review 2 for Clay-Roasted Herb Chicken
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3 out of 5
RedQueenCook
,Palo Alto
,CA
Palo Alto, CA
September 21, 2011
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:6 to 10 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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You can do this with a pot and pizza dough...
September 21, 2011
No doubt this would be fun, assuming you don't also crush the chicken. It is true that chicken cooked in some kind of sealed container is excellent. I just want to point out that you can do this same recipe with a correctly sized, heavy oval casserole and dough placed between the pot rim and the lid to seal the pot. This technique is detailed in recent books by Joel Rubochon and Dori Greenspan. To be really lazy, buy pre-made pizza dough since you're not eating it. You don't have to keep buying "the kit".
Pros: Healthy, Impressive
Cons: Complicated, Ingredients
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MommaRichhart
Posted January 15, 2012
Clay Roasted Chicken
Well, I found this absolutely FABULOUS! There is no possible way to "CRUSH" the chicken (unless you use a sledge hammer!). The clay is easily broken w/the end of a table knife! It may "look" like something only "advanced" cooks could do but the most difficult task was rolling out the clay (not difficult @ all). Ingredients are common ingredients and cost very little. Fantastic! My only regret was that my grandchildren weren't there to see the "revealing" of the chicken! i think I'll buy another one just for them, as this was a gift.
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