About this Custom Cook
I recommend you read these instructions in their entirety prior to trying this cook.
This custom Brava cook will give you the absolutely BEST chicken you have ever tasted!
DO NOT use chicken that has any type of solution added to it. The best chicken to use is pasture raised! This type of chicken tastes and cooks better! Do yourself a FLAVOR and get pasture raised chicken! If you like chicken, you will LOVE pastured chicken. So much better!
Because this is SO IMPORTANT, I will repeat it:
DO NOT use chicken that has any type of solution added to it.
Your chicken breast quarter should defrosted. If you have two and they can both fit, they should both be around the same size. I can only fit one in the square pan at a time because of its size. DO NOT USE SMALL ONES.
I strongly recommend defrosting them in your refrigerator for about 12 hours (overnight) to insure they are fully defrosted. The best size would be a chicken breast quarter from a 3-4lb chicken or a bit larger. The one I used is from a 4lb chicken - I can only fit one in the square pan at a time because of its size.
ALSO VERY IMPORTANT:
DO NOT use small chicken breast quarters. This cook is 'tuned' to use chicken breast quarters that are from chickens approximately 4lbs in size. Small chicken breast quarter pieces will cook too quickly and not come out right. They will cook but may not brown nicely on the outside. Again, this cook is 'tuned' for medium/large or large chicken breast quarters. I have not tried it will small chicken parts at this time.
Add a bit of ghee to the square pan. Spread it out evenly over the entire bottom of the square pan. You don't need a lot. Brava made ghee will give the best results, but store bought will be ok. DO NOT USE butter. If you have never used ghee before, get some before trying this cook. Your taste buds will thank you. The flavor will NOT be the same if you use vegetable oils. I have NOT tested this cook with any other type of cooking oil.
You want to have a layer of ghee across the entire bottom of the pan, approximated 1/16" thick, which really isn't a lot. The actual amount does not matter. A bit less or a bit more won't matter. But you do not want just a very, very light coating. Nor do not need too much either.
Season the ghee with salt and if you want, some pepper.
Partially cut around the wing at/in the joint so you can twist/'flip' the entire wing over a bit. PLEASE REFER TO THE PHOTOS. This is an important step!
Pat your chicken dry with paper towels, especially the skin side. Make sure the skin side is really, really dry.
Season both sides of each piece of chicken generously with salt and if you like pepper, pepper too.
Take one piece of chicken, place it on a plate skin side down, insert the probe at the thickest part of the breast, a bit above the middle (in height). Try not to have it touching a bone.
Place your chicken breast quarter(s) in the square pan, SKIN SIDE DOWN. If you are cooking multiple pieces, the piece that has the probe should be in the center area and a bit to the left with the probe and probe wire on the left side. Actual position does not matter. This cook can be completed with one piece or with two as long as the pieces do not overlap each other, meaning a single layer of chicken and the are about the same size.
Slide the square pan into your Brava. Connect the temperature probe to your Brava. Close the door. Press Start.
Cook time is about 25 minutes - time can vary a bit depending on a number of factors. The interior doneness of the chicken will be about 160°. Plate and allow the chick to rest at least 5 minutes, up to 10, then enjoy immediately.
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