Thursday, June 2, 2011

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Review: Perdue Oven Ready Roasters Make an Easy High Quality Meal


As someone who is a fan of easy recipes with only 5 or less ingredients, I cannot tell you how willing I was to try out the new Perdue Oven Ready Whole Seasoned Roaster.  After all, this entree is made with just one ingredient.  How can you beat that?

This whole roaster takes about an hour and a half at 400 degrees to prepare if not frozen.  There are only four easy steps to follow . . . 1)  Remove outer-bag and place in a pan, 2)  Cut a 1" slit in the cooking bag, 3)  Cook fresh roaster on lower shelf for 90 to 115 minutes, and 4)  Cut open bag, remove roaster, carve, and serve.


Both my husband and I were amazed at the high quality of this roaster that only costs $9.99 to buy at our local supermarket.  It costs 2 to 3 times as much to order a roasted chicken from a restaurant like Boston Market.

The only problem I had during baking was that the corner of the bag started to burn even though it was not touching the oven wall or the rack.  This caused a hole in the bag, so a little of the juices leaked out of the bag onto the baking pan and the bottom of the oven.  Also, when I cut the cooking bag open, parts of the skin of the chicken seemed to stick to the bag.  Although this was not important to me, it may not make the best presentation if you plan on putting the chicken on the table whole.


I also wanted to point out that there was an abundance of natural juices in the bag.  There are instructions on the outer package for turning the juices into gravy if that is something you would like to serve along with the roaster.

You should be able to find this product most places where fresh Perdue products are sold.


Thank you to Perdue for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.