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Can a chicken in the oven catch on fire?

I covered it with olive oil and rosemary branches

can that catch fire? it's in a roasting pan- i had the rosemary on top of the chicken but got nervous and put it in the bottom of the pan

i also had about half an inch of olive oil in the bottom and got nervous and dumped most of it down the sink

can this catch on fire?

 
staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 7:16 PM on Oct. 18, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (15)
  • Oh Stacia, yes the rosemary is on fire, take it out, I posted earlier, drain some of the oil off the bottom, put the rosemary inside the chicken, no the outside, if it is burned throw out the rosemary, it will taste funny! good luck!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 7:25 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • depends on how long you leave it in, and on what temp
    Shyma

    Answer by Shyma at 7:18 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • Yes and eventually burn to death.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • its at 350 its been in for 15 minutes
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 7:19 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • I think if you cooked it for 400 or 500 for hours that it would eventually dry out and turn to a crisp. I don' t think it would actually catch fire even at those temperatures, though. At 350 chicken normally would cook an hour or an hour and a half. I am pretty sure that you wouldn't have to worry about the herbs on top- they'd dry out at most. That much olive oil was too much anyway, just a basting should be fine.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 7:25 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • I didn't have a basting brush and i didn't want to rub it in the chicken myself so i just splashed way too much on

    took the rosemary out and drained more oil, thank you :(

    I honestly don't know what i'm doing in the kitchen, i'm a perfectly intelligent human being but i've just never cooked
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 7:33 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • clapping staciandababy - on wanting to learn how to cook. 


    I thought I share this website since Thanksgiving is coming up, on how to cook aturkey.  It's a step by step videos instructions from beginning to end.  It's pretty good! 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:41 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • No, it wont just burst into flames if that is what you mean.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • I meant the combination of too much oil and dry rosemary twigs
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:46 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • Stacia, I am dying to know how the chicken turned out? I would be happy to share some easy ideas to get you started, message me and I will send you a couple!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 8:48 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

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