The infuser can be filled with beer, apple juice, herbs and/or sliced fruits with a little water added. Feel free to use your imagination on this one. The fun of cooking is being creative. Be sure to start with room temperature liquid, not cold. If your chicken cooks before liquid heats up you're not getting full advantage of the infuser.
If you like your gravy, the Norpro Vertical Roaster collects the fats and juices into pan. If the gravy/fat is evil, then with this roaster the rendered fat drains away from the chicken as it cooks.
Leftover roasted chicken is great in salads, shred to make chicken enchiladas or chicken salad sandwiches. Buying and cooking a whole chicken is less expensive and more economical then buying in pieces.
I recommend putting the roaster in a cast iron skillet or sturdy pan in case you have an extra juicy chicken and it also makes it easier when removing from hot oven or grill. You can also add vegetables to bottom of roaster to cook a complete meal at one time.
This Vertical Roaster comes with it's own infuser, holding rack and drip tray. The rack can fold down or it can be disassembled for easy storage.
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August 12, 2017 by Marci LaFavers
Using this vertical roaster is almost too easy! Use it in your oven or grill. Easily get all-over crispy and juicy chicken or duck using the Norpro Vertical Roaster with infuser. This is better then the well-known beer can chicken. I have had beer can chicken in the past but I have always been concerned about what toxins and metals might be released from the ink, can liner, and the can itself when heated. Plus, I thought the chicken had a bit of a metallic taste to it.
The Old Barn Homestead
Preheat oven or grill at 375F while preparing chicken. Place in oven or grill and in about a hour you will have the best tasting chicken you will ever eat! Oven and grill temps vary. Chicken can be cooked a little longer for crisper skin. If needed, raise temperature to 400F and cook until skin is golden brown all over. Be sure to watch chicken closely so it won't burn. Chicken is properly cooked when a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 180F and juices run clear. Enjoy moist, tender, and flavorful poultry every time.