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Old 06-11-2006, 10:00 AM   #5
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I believe that the skin on chicken harbors much of the flavor. Getting an edible chicken skin is a big challenge for most people and results in a lot of headache. I have tried and tried to get it where I am satisfied and have acheived what I am happy with. I get good scores and as long as that is happening I will keep on doing what I am doing. When I have judged most everything has skin on it. I would work on perfecting the skin.
It seems the hype is trying to crisp it up. Well I'm saying that you can crisp it all you want but when you put it in a box and walk it to the judges and it gets cold, it won't be crispy any longer. You may want to try putting it in a foil pan and covering it at the end to render the skin down. Much like baking. This will give you a skin that is soft and edible. Good Luck!
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