STK cooking tip: What is trussing?

For a roasted chicken to hold its shape it needs to be trussed (tied) before cooking. A smaller chicken may only require that the legs are tied together but a larger bird will require that it be tied around the legs and around the wings to hold its shape.

Im not the best at doing this and I usually only do the legs. I use either food grade twine or silicone food loops (shown above) to tie the legs together tight so they aren't flopping around during roasting. It makes for a great presentation and a juicer bird. Try it!

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