Dammit, Burnt My Chicken

This is probably the worst cooking I’ve ever done. I had my chicken all ready, except the skin wasn’t crisped up, so I put it on broil for a couple of minutes. I forgot all about it, and within five minutes, the smoke alarm went on, woke up my husband, and we looked around for the alarm as we couldn’t find it in our apartment through the smoke.

The chicken’s all burnt and black.

What a way to treat a bird.

And it’s such a sad-looking chicken right now.

Anyways, consider this as a thread for your worst cooking experience.  


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  1. with cornbread stuffing!  

  2. frosted a cake that was not cooled.


    And again.

    And again.

    It tasted GREAT!

  3. I just broke down and bought a $15 Rice Cooker today cuz I keep burnin up my pots. I need to figure out how to set a Timer on this computer or somethin. lol

    • TMC on January 14, 2010 at 06:28

    Just sending out reports, looking at manifests. I have a meeting in the morning to coordinate efforts.

    Burned chicken and over iced warm cake ….nummy

  4. Glad to hear from you.

  5. I blew up a squash that I was baking in the oven. Not fun to clean up. And my mother was pissed off.

    While baking I have left out “key” ingredients and had some god awful stuff.

    Years ago my mother made some kind of authentic mexican dish for her then  boyfriend who was from Mexico City trying to impress him and it was so hot he had rivers of tears going down his face trying to eat it and I guess be macho at the same time. She did not throw out to much food but that had a date with destiny in the garbage.

    Another year at Christmas my grandmother was getting over a cold and insisted on cooking the ham. It was awful it had freezer burn and she couldn’t even tell because her sense of taste was off. We had vegetarian Christmas that year.

  6. me, just click on my dkos profile.  

  7. …and it’s been a long, long time since I broke any.

  8. Put water on to boil. Forgot about it. Went to sleep. Woke up to a charred black pot.

    I’m the worst cook on the planet. I am not exaggerating. I don’t think I’ve cooked ANYTHING right, ever. After years of trying. I ruin microwave meals about half the time.  

    • Wom Bat on January 14, 2010 at 19:10

    my parents went away for two weeks. They boarded their dog and arranged for their southern-belle neighbor to look in on the house after a week. In the scramble to make their plane they somehow left out a whole raw chicken. When the fastidious neighbor came to check on the place, she was nearly overcome by the stench. I’d give anything to have a tape of her phone call to them.

    • sharon on January 15, 2010 at 03:42

    ends up in failure.  you’d think with something that expensive i’d learn to pay better attention rather than getting lost reading online.

  9. Another good reason to be a vegetarian!

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