Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cooking Chicken In A Solar Oven

Chicken in the Sun Oven

A few weeks ago was the first chance I got to use our newGlobal Sun Oven® and I cooked a chicken. It came out great, only problem was that I forgot to take photos. So, last weekend I did another one.

Cooking a whole chicken in the Sun Oven was so easy....I put the chicken in a covered glass dish, put some seasoning (paprika and oregano and garlic) on top, put on the cover and set the dish in the oven.

I did preheat the oven up to 350 degrees, but not sure if this step was really necessary. Every 30 minutes or so I went out to be sure the oven was facing the sun all right and made adjustments when necessary.

The first chicken I let cook for about 4 hours. The baking dish was full of wonderful juices and the chicken was falling off the bone. The second time I let it cook about 3 hours. We had more clouds on the second try, but the meat was still falling off the bones and just as tender as you could want.

Chicken in Sun Oven

Today I have a leg of lamb in the Sun Oven. We have more clouds than sun, so I am not sure how long it will take to cook. I have a thermometer in the meat, so I will keep my eye on that.

Lamb in the Sun Oven

Can't wait to try cookies and breads! I will keep you posted.