Broasted Chicken

By:Katherine Goodman

Broasted chicken is a local Wisconsin favorite. Broasting is a method of cooking chicken using a pressure fryer. The technique was invented in the early 1950s by L. A. M. Phelan of Beloit, Wisconsin.

This chicken is delicious! It tastes like fried chicken, but there is no grease and it’s so tender and juicy! Broasted chicken is made using special equipment that combines deep-fat frying and pressure cooking. The chicken is marinated, covered with a special coating and cooked in the broaster. Deep-fat frying produces a crispy coating on the chicken, while the high pressure holds in the moisture and juices without allowing the fat to penetrate.

The Alma Hotel, Restaurant & Bar in Alma WI serves broasted chicken as part of their evening menu and on special every Thursday. The Waumandee House in Waumandee WI serves all-you-care-to-eat broasted chicken buffet with the fixings on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month. Including sweet corn when it’s in season.

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