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You did not read this wrong, it is indeed a chicken cooked inside of a watermelon. This recipe was posted in the New York Times as an April Fool's joke, but I tried it out, with my own adjustments, and it was one of the most spectacularly juicy chickens I'd ever had. No, you can't taste the watermelon, and yes, it is so worth the time to do this. Summertime makes watermelons abundant and cheap, so please give this a try. It's an awesome summer party showstopper.
You'll have a good amount of reserved melon from making this. I love making summer treats with watermelon. There are several posted here on ThriftyFun, from sorbets to shakes to savoury salads. I've posted a link to one of my favourite salads below.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 1/2 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes
Wowie! Your "Chicken in a Watermelon" sure does look interesting and unique for sure!
I can imagine a summer party when people see a chicken in a watermelon, hehe it would definitely be a showstopper as you
I know it sure stopped and stumped me. I looked and thought HUH? hehe But, I know you're a great cook and it must be yummy! It sure is different, that's for sure.
Thank you Attosa for sharing this most incredibly unique recipe :)
Thats so interesting and a neat party meal
Had to do a double take but I think its good. Great for a party.
The first person who came across this in my kitchen when I made it said, "WHAT THE?!" then helped herself to a bit and was blown away. I hope you get to try it-- it's REALLY fun and unique and yummy!