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Old 10-30-2012, 11:10 AM   #6

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Originally Posted by HBMTN View Post
What would be the advantage of letting chicken come to room temp?
Bringing any food up to temp before cooking allows it to cook more evenly. The center is normally the coldest part and least cooked. By bringing it up to temp slowly (by leaving it out), the center has a chance to go up in temp. Another example of this technique is a reverse sear. The result is a more even cook.
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