Although this delectable chicken looks like he's running away, he's actually perched atop a beer can! Grilling chicken on an aluminum can is an excellent way to ensure that the meat stays moist and succulent. While it cooks, the beer evaporates and flavors the chicken's inside cavity. There's lots of ways to season the outside of a beer-can chicken, but I think the most satisfying is a classic spicy-sweet barbecue rub with a finger-licking good homemade sauce. My dad has a metal can holder that makes grilling a little easier, however, this tool is not necessary: one can cook the chicken on the can alone. To learn the technique to this campfire favorite, read more
In the classic beer can chicken recipe, a whole chicken is balanced on a beer can before being cooked on the grill. The resulting chicken is wonderfully succulent. This recipe takes the main elements from the traditional recipe and cooks them in a weeknight-friendly manner. Instead of grilling a whole chicken, save time by cooking drumsticks, thighs, or breasts. You won't have to worry about the can and chicken spilling over onto the coals because in this variation, the beer is a rich marinade, and later, a sticky glaze for the poultry.
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Something about yesterday's side dish made me think of the quirky summer fave: beer can chicken. I've personally never made one, but I am absolutely fascinated by the concept. Some say that the vapors from the beer keep the inside of the chicken moist, while others say the juiciness comes from the fact that the bird is positioned vertically. However no matter what the reason is, one thing is for sure: this recipe is guaranteed to get comments from your guests. And from what I understand, once you've had beer can chicken, you never go back! To check out an easy to follow recipe and join me on a beer can chicken excursion, read more