Monday, May 16, 2011

Beer Can Chicken

If you're looking for an easy BBQ dinner, buy a beer can chicken rack.  It is crazy delicious - crispy skin, juicy meat and little effort.  Add a salad and some garlic roasted potatoes and you have simple dinner.  I make a rub with a couple of tsps of ground sage, a couple of tsps smoked paprika and a tsp of dried savoury as well as salt and pepper. 

Preheat your BBQ, put a half can of beer in the stand (you can drink the other half while you're BBQing!), put some cloves of garlic in the pan and some fresh rosemary or thyme if you have it.  Put the chicken on the stand and rub the spice mixture all over the chicken.

Put the chicken on the BBQ.  I usually use a 5 or 6 lb chicken, the temp on the closed BBQ gets to about 400 degrees and it cooks for about an hour or so.  I check it a time or two to make sure it's browning nicely but it really doesn't need to be watched.  If the leg jiggles freely in its socket after an hour or so, it's ready.  Let it rest on the cutting for 5 to 10 minutes and carve it up!

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