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Grilling Chicken Problems

 
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SobeDragon7



Joined: 02 Jul 2006
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Location: Columbus, OH

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:09 am    Post subject: Grilling Chicken Problems Reply with quote

I just cooked some chicken breasts today on kabobs.
The marinade was:
-Tbsp Pineapple Juice
-2 Tbsp Mango juice and pulp
-tsp cinnamon
-tsp allspice
-Tbsp honey
-2.5 Tbsp sweet and sour sauce
-2 Tbsp sugar
-tsp lemon juice

The kabobs had:
-The chicken
-Mango
-Pineapple

My chicken tasted creamy after it was cooked on a grill. Huh?
How does chicken get creamy, and what can I do to stop this???
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Michael Chu



Joined: 10 May 2005
Posts: 1622
Location: Austin, TX (USA)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:32 am    Post subject: Re: Grilling Chicken Problems Reply with quote

SobeDragon7 wrote:
My chicken tasted creamy after it was cooked on a grill. Huh?
How does chicken get creamy, and what can I do to stop this???


Did your chicken have the texture of creaminess or did it actually taste like cream (slightly sweet concentrated dairy flavor)? If it had a creamy texture, this may have been because of the marinade in pineapple juice which is rich in enzymes that break down the protein. It tenderizes the meat, but may lead to a mushy consistency if overdone.
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SobeDragon7



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:06 pm    Post subject: Ohh Reply with quote

Yea. It was a creamy texture, so it was probably all the pineapple juice. Good call.
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LAN3



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mango also has those enzymes-- this marinade is perfect for breaking down and flavoring a cheap, tough steak, but it's too powerful for chicken, which can be tenderized with moderate cooking.
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