(can't stay long,...cooking for fifty for 5pm
Roger, as far as pans go:
I can't think of anything better than a good heavy cast-iron covered fryer for chicken,..once you season those pans they are as nonstick as anything else.
There was a mention of titanium,..which is also very good. I do some product testing in my free (yeah, right!) time at home. Just finished a three month testing of a set of anodized aluminum/titanium pans,..they're great,...I think you can get a full set at BJ's Wholesale for around $160.00,..I kept mine
Back later on,..must go bone the ducks!
That sounds dirty, doesn't it?