You have already tasted the delicious chicken drumstick in one of your favorite restaurants as part of your appetizing chicken bucket. Or may be you are a big fan of a honey mustard chicken dumpling or drumstick fry with crispy potato wedges for an optional buttery.
Whatever may be the case, chances are most likely that you have encountered the chicken sticking to foil paper while trying these recipes at home in the oven. Sad, very sad!
But don’t worry.
We have come up with the solution on how do you keep chicken from sticking to foil for a perfectly cooked savory. Also, we will be discussing the do’s and don’ts of a foil paper (aluminum) to help you with the more delicacy in the food items.
So, shall we start?
How Do You Keep Chicken From Sticking To Foil
While frying chickens in the oven wrapped around an aluminum foil, we all, more or less, agonizingly observe that the dumpling or drumstick has stuck to the foil.
And the result?
A partly burnt chicken fry…
So, here’s our thought on how do you fry chicken without it sticking. We will discuss the whole recipe for it, so don’t walk away.
For this, you will need the following things-
- Baking sheet
- Meat thermometer
- Parchment paper,
- Olive oil
- Nonstick cooking spray
You can use a parchment paper to line the cookware or aluminum foil. Also, expert chefs suggest coating the foil lightly with olive oil.
Additionally, you can use nonstick cooking spray for the purpose. Nonetheless, you must ensure that the olive oil or nonstick spray coating is done evenly on the entire length of the aluminum foil or cookware. These methods help to prevent the chicken from sticking on the foil.
However, if you directly fry the chicken on nonstick cookware, you won’t need to use the nonstick spray.
By this time, you should be (as we expect) ready with your favorite chicken fry recipe. Now, place the chicken drumsticks and the breast parts on the foil paper or baking sheet. You need to make sure that the chickens have sufficient distance between them, and they have evenly placed on the baking foil.
When you start cooking the drumstick or any other parts of the chicken, make sure you know the timing of the recipe. Ideally, when you cook the chicken drumstick at 450°F, it needs between 20-25 minutes for an even cooking or perfect fry.
When you maintain the temperature and recipe time with perfection, it is less likely to stick in the foil paper. You should use the meat thermometer to measure the temperature of the chicken for the purpose.
Insert the thermometer at the thicket part of the drumstick and take the temperature measurement. You should continue cooking so that the drumstick temperature reaches around 165-170°F.
Use tongs or turners from a grill set to turn the chicken drumstick halfway through the frying. It allows the chicken to be cooked evenly and leave no portion undone or overdone.
That’s all. You should be ready with a perfect chicken fry that hasn’t stuck to the foil. However, there’re some points that we feel you should strictly follow while cooking on a foil paper.
Let’s get to see the guideline.
Do’s and Don’ts of Foil Paper
- If you want crispier chicken fry, using an aluminum foil will be better than the parchments. Also, you should use new foils instead of using one over and over to prevent cooking items stuck on it. But the best idea is to apply vegetable oil or nonstick spray coating on the foil paper.
- Many people use foils to line up the oven bottom. They do these to collect the spillage and shorten the cleanup time. We discourage it since it results in an uneven cook. Instead, put some effort into washing the spillage once the oven cools down.
- When you cook any poultry such as turkey or chicken, use thick foils, not just any regular and think foils. It will distribute the heat evenly and make sure no part of the poultry is burnt or overdone- a perfect solution for a delicate savory. Also, thick foils keep the chicken or turkey juicy from inside.
- If you are using a microwave oven, we recommend not to put the foils inside it. Since electricity passes through aluminum, it might damage the oven interior and also result in an overdone portion of the chicken.
- You can use the aluminum foil as a wrapper to store cooked items in the refrigerator and prevent the odor. However, if the thing is acidic, using the plastic wrappers in place of the foils will be a better idea.
The Bottom Line
A good-quality aluminum foil is a great companion for us when it comes to preparing delicate dishes. However, sometimes chickens or turkey might get stuck in the foil paper to ruin your efforts.
Nonetheless, with the guideline described above, you shouldn’t face the annoying issue anymore and get a perfectly fried chicken drumstick all the time.
So, how are you going to eat it?
My personal favorite is with Indian red chili sauce with a loaf of bread.