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Can I bake chicken in a pyrex without tinfoil?

Asked by Blackberry (31878points) December 7th, 2011

I don’t have foil, and I don’t want to go to that mad house of a grocery store for one item. It’s a regular chicken breast.

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JilltheTooth's avatar

I’m not sure why you’d need foil in the first place, I never use it for that. Is it lining the pan, or covering it? If the former, just use butter or oil or non-stick spray to keep it from sticking. If the latter, well, I don’t know. How are you planning to prepare it?

YARNLADY's avatar

Of course you can. Just rub oil or butter on the pan to keep it from sticking.

Blackberry's avatar

Oh ok. I use it to line it, because I just thought I had to lol.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Nah, don’t waste the foil…

Blackberry's avatar

Yeah that is a big waste. Oops :/

Thanks a lot!

mazingerz88's avatar

Yes, but you would not be able to foil Aliens from reading your thoughts without a tinfoil hat while chicken baking. : )

With regards to foil lining a Pyrex…I denno but it seems it’s easier to clean it foiled. Heh.

janbb's avatar

“Curses – foiled again,” said the Pyrex.

Blackberry's avatar


While I’m here: what and when is the purpose of making that tinfoil hut around the meat to bake it. I’ve seen people do it with fish.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Keeps it from drying out.

Bugalu's avatar

Being the breast, so there’s not alot of fat, I’d cover it with a strip of bacon and check it ½ way through baking to make sure it’s not drying out, if it shows signs of drying, flip it over for the rest of the bake time.

Blackberry's avatar

Cool, thanks everyone :)

marinelife's avatar


Blackberry's avatar

Would you guys like some chicken breast, marinated in spicy ginger sauce with rice and vegetables?

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Yes and if you have ovenproof dishes you can also cook your chicken breast in a bowl with a plate over the top as a lid and make a “crock” cooked dish if you want to add some vegies and stuff to cook up in the chicken juices or to add flavor as they roast to the chicken.

filmfann's avatar

You could use a cookie sheet on top if you need to.

SmashTheState's avatar

I’d just like to note that the question immediately about this one is What is the cutest thing a child has ever said/done to you?, and when I read this question, I saw it as:

“Can I bake children in a pyrex without tinfoil?”

JilltheTooth's avatar

@SmashTheState : Well, you can, but unless they’re really plump they’ll dry out and get tough and stringy. A crock pot is a good option. ;-)

Blackberry's avatar

Hahahah! I cringed…....

incendiary_dan's avatar

Not only can you, you should! Aluminum is a neuro-toxin, after all.

Of course, I sometimes use foil to cover it, trapping in heat and steam. I probably shouldn’t, but it does make it come out really juicy. I should probably just get a lid that is oven safe.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

If you had tin foil you could put it on your head and it would act as an antennae and you could cook your chicken without the use of an oven.

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