How To Use Chicken & Turkey Rack Instructions

Starter Tips For Your Chicken & Turkey Rack

  • The unique chicken & turkey rack design holds your poultry upside down at a 20° angle. This allows the juices to pool above the breast and internally baste during cooking. Good thing we have a Patent because this is The Secret to juicy, moist white meat. 
  • It works on Chicken, Turkey, and even smaller game birds. It holds up to a 20lb Turkey so you can cook for large groups
  • On average you will see a 20 minute reduction in cooking time. This is because the teardrop design keeps the bird off the pan and increases air circulation.
  • You can use your rack in the Oven, out on the Grill, or even in your Smoker. It’s Stainless Steel so you won't hurt it.
  • Clean up is super easy. Give it a quick scrub and then toss it in the dishwasher and you're good to go!
How to use a turkey rack
How to use a turkey rack

How To Cook Chicken In The Oven - Instructions

Tip: Remove poultry from packaging 12-24 hours prior to cooking, leaving uncovered in the refrigerator. This will dramatically reduce the moisture on the skin and allow it to brown easier and quicker.

Two Easy Steps:

Step 1: Apply a thin layer of olive oil to entire bird and truss (tie the legs) chicken. Place breast side up in roasting pan on lowest rack position in oven. Broil on high for 8-12 minutes or until desired browning occurs. Because ovens vary, keep close attention and move your pan for more even browning. Remove from oven.

Step 2: Set temperature to 350°F and place poultry frame in center of roasting pan with the small teardrop side, up. Turn your chicken, breast side down in frame with breast positioned towards larger side of teardrop. Chicken should sit at an approximate 20-degree angle. Legs should be on outside of roasting rack, while wing tips should tuck in. Point of teardrop should support lower breast.

  • No need to add water to pan as no water can increase browning.
  • No need to cover your chicken with foil as this will help brown the entire bird.
  • Breast meat should reach but not exceed 165°F.
  • Let rest for 10-12 minutes on rack and then invert onto a platter.

For grills and smokers - skip step one, just place poultry breast side down on frame and cook!

How To Cook Turkey In The Oven - Instructions

Tip: Remove poultry from packaging 12-24 hours prior to cooking, leaving uncovered in the refrigerator. This will dramatically reduce the moisture on the skin and allow it to brown easier and quicker.

Two Easy Steps:

Step 1: Apply a thin layer of olive oil to entire turkey and truss (tie the legs). Place breast side up in roasting pan on lowest rack position in oven. Broil on high for 12-15 minutes or until desired browning occurs. Because ovens vary, keep close attention and move your pan for more even browning. Remove from ove

Step 2: Set temperature to 350°F and place poultry frame in center of roasting pan with the large teardrop side up. If using a small turkey, the small teardrop may fit better.

Turn your turkey, breast side down in frame with breast positioned towards larger side of teardrop. Legs should be on outside of frame while wing tips should tuck in. Point of teardrop should support lower breast.

  • No need to add water as this will increase browning on the underside of your turkey.
  • Cover with tin foil leaving sides slightly vented. This ensures you are not steaming the bird.
  •  Remove cover for the last 45 minutes to brown entire turkey.
  • Use a meat thermometer to reach, but not exceed 165°F in breast.
  • Let rest on frame for 15-20 minutes and invert onto platter

Roasting Rack holds up to a 20lb turkey.

For grills and smokers - skip step one, just place poultry breast side down on frame and cook!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Can I Stuff My Turkey?

A. We recommend not stuffing your turkey before/during cooking. It will block the juices and there are also health risk factors with the bread coming in contact with uncooked meat.


Q. Does This Really Work or Is it a Gimmick?

A. Ahhh there’s always a skeptical one in the bunch! Yes there is real science behind this product, but the logic is drier than that last chicken you cooked (without using this rack). I recommend taking your new rack on a test run and letting the Juicy Emotions convince you 😉

 

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