When do I put my glaze on what I'm cooking

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Shari W. February 22, 2017
Thank you for your answers. Much appreciated.
 
Shari W. February 22, 2017
I had put it on my grill pan and not in the oven.
 
Nancy February 22, 2017
Same issues (time, heat, covered or uncovered) can apply with grill pan.
However, may be harder to control, so if using grill pan again, I would tend to put the glaze on nearer the end; enough to warm it up and partially mix with the chicken or main ingredient.
 
creamtea February 22, 2017
It may be too late, but could you be more specific? It depends on what you are (or were) making.
 
Nancy February 22, 2017
Agree.
Sometimes the glaze is meant to go on before cooking or baking, so its flavor and texture become part of the dish.
And sometimes it's a garnish to add after cooking & just before presenting at the table.
If you don't have clear direction in your recipe, you could also look up similar recipes and act accordingly.
 
Shari W. February 22, 2017
I was making boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I put the glaze on before I cooked it, but it burned. I thought that maybe I should have used it after it was partially cooked.
 
creamtea February 22, 2017
Yes, Shari, sometimes it will burn if applied too early, especially if there is a sweet component such as sugar or honey. In that case it an go on toward the end of the cooking/roasting time, just long enough to brown (I would guess 10-15 mins.). As Nancy says, sometimes you can use similar recipes as a reference. If it is something pre-packaged, such as a commercial barbeque sauce, the label will advise you!
 
Nancy February 22, 2017
Again agree.
So maybe it is not issue of during or after cooking, but other factors possible:
* length of time (as Lisanne suggests),
* heat (try oven at lower temperature next time)
* covered vs uncovered.
 
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