Thursday, June 19, 2008

Beer Can Chicken

I have been wanting to make this forever, and whole chickens were on sale this week so I knew I had to do it. We don't really drink beer in a can, so I pored a Smithwick's into a pop can!!

Beer Can Chicken

1 4-5 lb chicken
1/2-3/4 can beer (use Smithwick's)

spice rub of choice (here is close to what I used)
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Take 3 big gulps of beer (so it is 1/2-3/4 full). Remove giblets from chicken cavity. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle spice mixture inside and outside of chicken. Put any excess spice mixture in beer can. Roast at 350 degrees for 1 to 1& 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 165 at breast area & 180 at thigh. Rest bird for 10 minutes. Carefully remove bird from can and enjoy!!!


Joelen said...

I'm glad I checked in tonight because I defrosted a whole chicken to make room in my freezer :) I'll be trying your beer can chicken method and I hope it looks as great as yours!

Desana said...

You write very well.