I'm making a chicken in the nesco later & have never done this before. The direction book says not to add water to preheat @ 400 for 20 minutes, turn down to 375 & roast the chicken 1 to 11/2 hours. Do you think I should add a little liquid to the roaster pan? I read some of the posts about using the larger roasters & when cooking poultry most of those recipes say to add liquid to the roasting pan.
I am also looking for some recipes to use these roasters for. I've already been to the nesco site & checked out some of the posts here on Roaster Ovens, but most of the recipes are for the larger sized roasters. I haven't tried the recipes in the instruction books until today & I want to make the chicken. Can I make soup in these roasters?
Marie here is a Nesco recipe site for you that Redraspberrygirl had posted, I went there and looked at some of the recipes, take a look and see what you think. I also typed “Nesco roaster recipes” in the search box and then clicked on “community” under the search box and it brought up a lot of threads having to do with the roaster, including questions and so forth. Hope this helps you Marie. Connie
Marie here is a recipe from that site that I copied and pasted, if it kind of gives you a guide line to go by. Not sure about the other recipes, but hoped this might give you a idea of what they possibly have there. Hugs, Connie
Cheesy Wild Rice and Turkey Soup3 cups cooked turkey, cut in 1/2" pieces 5 cups water 2 cups wild rice, cooked 1 cup celery, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons cajun spice 2 16-ounce jars processed American cheese 1 teaspoon Nesco® Savory Kitchen Blend table seasoning 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons parsley Boil water, celery and onions in a 6 quart Nesco® Roaster Oven. Simmer until celery is tender. Add rice, turkey, and seasonings and cook until well heated. Turn on low and add cheese. Melt. Add parsley. Serves 12.
I have both the 18 qt. and the 4 or 6 qt. Nesco roaster and I have never put liquid in anything that I have roasted. Never made chicken in the small one; but have made big turkeys in the 18 qt. one and they come out really juicy. I was a litle dubious at first about not putting in any liquid then decided to follow the directions and all my meats have turned out wonderful.
Hope this has helped you some.
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I have made the Barefoot Contessa's recipe for roasted chicken in my Nesco - it was delicious. I don't think I put water in it and you shouldn't need to because the roasting of the chicken makes it's own liquid/juice. If you are concerned - add a bit of chicken broth to the bottom.
I love my Nesco Roaster - it makes a really good pork roast, too.
Here's the recipe I mentioned:
mehallCan I make soup in these roasters?
Soups are great done in the Nesco. I also do my Cabbage Rolls in the 6 quart. Have only used the 18 Quart when doing a turkey in the summer time, so I don't heat up the trailer.
Stews also, good. Pork Roast, with sauerkraut, Ribs, etc.
I have a 6 qt at home, and another in the trailer, wouldn't be without them.
Hope you enjoy your Nesco.
Thank you everyone!! I didn't get to make the chicken. We are getting a major/nasty winter storm & the power went out a few minutes after I posted this today. It just came on a few minutes ago & now it is time for bed so I won't get to check out the sites until tomorrow. We had leftover soup & chili warmed up on the woodstove & italian bread wrapped in foil & applesauce so we had dinner in front of the woodstove. I learned a lesson today. My stainless steel Revere Ware on the woodstove wasn't working so I put the soup & chili in the Copper Bottom Revereware & the food heated up nicely. I t must have something to do with the thickness of the bottom of the pans. The winds are still howling & the fire depts. & ambulance & law enforement & plow crews have been extremely busy today.Tonight it is suppose to start snowing lake effect with a prediction of 7 to 11 inches with the wind gusting past 40 mph .
Thank you friends again. I'll report to you when I use the roaster. I just bought the 6 quart one to replace the 4 quart one destroyed in the cellar flood & I hadn't used the 4 qt one very much either. I used it to cook clams & corn on the cob & those foods turned out great but I never used it for meat or poultry so I found a 6 quart one on sale for about the price of a crockpot so I bought the roaster instead.
Stay safe & out of harms way please,
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