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Aluminum Foil Is The Ticket!


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Whenever I bake chicken or fish, I line the baking dish with foil and spray it with nonstick spray before I put the meat in the dish. Then when its done, I just throw the foil away and give the dish a quick suds and rinse. I save so much time on cleaning up this way!

This also works on baking sheets if I'm making homemade french fries or roasted veggies or things like that.
- Submitted by KCHRISTY6 12/13/2010 in Cooking | 9 Comments
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DOUGLYE 12/13/2010 11:33:00 AM

    Parchment paper works better than tin foil. The chicken (or roast vegetables) don't stick and no cooking spray is necessary
TWINKIEQUEEN 12/18/2010 8:50:00 AM

    wasteful...bad for the environment..,,we must learn to be less selfish in using products....using a little extra elbow grease to clean also burns a couple of extra calories...that said, what time is dinner? lol
FELLGARTH 12/13/2010 5:12:00 PM

    I read somewhere that you should never put your food directly on tin foil. Apparently bad chemicals can leech into the food. That is why I always use parchment paper instead.
SUNRISE14 12/19/2010 6:41:00 AM

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MOONFAIRY 12/15/2010 10:00:00 AM

    Informative comments. I was more inclined to use foil but I'll most likely switch to parchment paper b/c of the health concerns. I've been changing my lifestyle as far as what I put in my body (eating) and what I put on my body (lotions, colognes, etc.)
KCHRISTY6 12/15/2010 8:24:00 AM

    Thanks to all for your comments... After reading them, I tried the parchment paper last night when I made chicken. It didn't seem to work as well as foil at keeping the dish clean/dry as there was a fair amount of chicken "juice" in the dish, but overall it did work pretty darn well so I may use it instead of foil just for the health concerns that you all pointed out. Thanks!
SYLPHINPROGRESS 12/15/2010 1:10:00 AM

    I've cut way down on using foil to favor the environment. The effort most likely is futile, but I need to do it. The extra minute or two I need to clean a pan doesn't take away from anything else I may need or want to do.
MALADYS 12/13/2010 5:55:00 PM

    I don't allow my food to touch any tinfoil. Very bad chemicals and not good for your body.
CATIEMARIE 12/13/2010 9:31:00 AM

    I have started using foil the last 6mths or so and boy! it certainly does help with clean up. No more soaking and scrubbing pans.

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