Sunday, March 8, 2009

Food, Family & Fun!

Can't beat chicken cooked on the grill for tenderness and flavor. I found this recipe in the newspaper years ago and continue to use it. There are many varieties of this one, including Paula Deen's Beer in the rear Chicken, but I am partial to this one. I searched on web for it but couldn't find it, was going to give you a link.

Beer Can Chicken

1 large 4-5 lb. chicken (or half the hot rub recipe for small chicken)

Wash Chicken and pat dry

Melt 3 T butter and add 1/2 tsp liquid smoke. Brush this mixture on outside of chicken.

Hot Rub:
2 T Kosher salt
2 T Black pepper
2 T Paprika
2 T Brown sugar

Sprinkle half of hot rub on outside of chicken. (this mix was enough for my 2 chickens) Sprinkle half of remaining inside the chicken and put remainder in half a can of beer. (remove the lid or use can opener to open, allowing mixture to be added)

Stand the chicken on the can of beer, put in cake pan and bake at 350 deg. for 2 - 2 1/2 hours, until tender. I like cooking on grill rather than oven.

The result:
Fall off the bone, tender chicken

Add some special barbeque sauce made by my brother and sister in law...yum...yum!

Can't believe we ate it all and now I'm ready to fix another plate!


Leslie said...

Sounds Yummy and the 2 chicken looked like the were dancing. LOL

linda said...

This looks delish! We're a chicken loving family around here so I'll have to give this one a try. Thanks!

Happy Sunday!

Solar Powered said...


Solar Powered said...

You need a "Recipe List" on your sidebar so we can easily find all your recipe posts :)

Barefoot in the Park said...

beer can chicken is the best!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That picture looks funny!
I've done this before and it is simple and yummy

Technonana said...

I have never had this, but it's one of my son's favorites. He says it's because it's so easy to do. Maybe Papa and I can get him to grill when we are there for Palms Sunday!!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm Mmmm!!! The lil headless suckers look sooo good - My mouth is watering! It's only 9:30am here right now, but I could sure go for some of that right now!!!

Thank you so much for comment about it getting better with my Jilly situation! I appreciate that more than you know - I can't wait to be able to see her on a regular basis!!!

Alison said...

sorry i missed that fun weekend. food looks YUMMY!

Houses, Couches and Babies said...

Beer can chicken is so yummy! And I love the pic with the chickens standing on the bbq! too funny!