Could I complete the the first part of the recipe and then four hours later, cook in oven. I have a school play to attend in between prep and dinner. I'm thinking about rubbing butter and herbs under the skin before searing...
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I would think so..depending what the first part is for your specific recipe is. Just preping the chicken and putting the butter and herbs out to soften would save time. And if it calls for veggies cut those up and have them stored and ready to assemble. I wouldn't add heat to it if that's what your thinking just have everything all cut up, prepped and ready to go when you get back.