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.
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.
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!