wikiHow to Inject a Whole Chicken

Two Parts:Making the Injection MixtureInjecting the Chicken

Got a late start on your dinner? Want to have something really awesome, but you are not sure what? Of course, this article presumes that you have enough warning to thaw out a chicken (or go buy one).



Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of butter
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sea salt
  • 1 whole chicken, thawed

Part 1
Making the Injection Mixture

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    Put all of the ingredients into a saucepan.
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    Bring the liquid to a boil.
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    Allow to cool to room temperature.
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    Inject into the chicken.

Part 2
Injecting the Chicken

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    Pour the infusion into something like a tall shot glass so that the syringe will work.
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    Be aware that you must be very careful with the needle and do not puncture the skin. Your chicken will leak all of the flavorful juices out.
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    Find places where you can enter the meat without compromising the skin.
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    Use two full syringes for each breast. This will help keep your breasts from being so dry.
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    In the legs, you will need to find a point of entry at the very bottom where the feet were.
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    Continue infusing the chicken, until you have used all of the mixture. Try to share it equally on both sides of the bird.

Tips

  • The recipe here is just one of many recipes that you can use.
  • If you are trying to cut fats, you can omit the butter. It is there to add a richness to the mixture.

Things You'll Need

  • An injector
  • Container for holding the injection mixture

Sources and Citations

Article Info

Categories: Food Preparation