Seeking knowledge on chicken in a cambro

Joined Sep 26, 2017
You cannot keep them that way. The chicken will release some moisture and that moisture will be trapped inside the box and find its way back into the breading.
Joined Nov 11, 2017
I cater to schools and we have this issue often. I take a torch to the breading and hit it for 10-15 seconds which seems to help. It won't make it crispy but it does renew color and some flavor.
Joined Oct 10, 2005
Basically, the Cambro is a sweat box....

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Cambros I use them daily. They are IDEAL for mashed pots, sauced pasta, anything moist.

They are TERRIBLE for anything breaded, deep fried, or torched.

It’s just horses for courses. You don’t take granny to the airport in a beat up F 150, and you don’t take a shiny Mazda to the lumberyard.....
Joined Sep 17, 2018
Depends on the type of breading and for how long. I would generally use something that is perforated and able to breathe. Probably thin too, don't want a ton of insulation making condensation on the inside.
Joined Oct 10, 2005
So what's the best way to hold breaded chicken for delivery?

Best way? Send the chicken raw and refrigerated, with instructions on how to bake or shallow fry.

Second best way is fully cooked, but sent out refrigerated with instructions on how to reheat.

I’m serious here, breaded items just don’t transport or hold well while being kept warm—unless you want to equip your delivery vehicle with a heat lamp....
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