Cooking beer can chicken is a simple pleasure that anyone can do. The chicken can be prepared and cooked in a timely manner and almost any side dish will be awesome with it such as potatoes, corn on the cob, salad or beans.
It’s the perfect meal for family, friends and even special events.
What You Need
To prepared your chicken you will need a good size chicken and a can of beer of course. You can also free free to add your favorite spices or rubs to the outside of your chicken. Try adding your choice of spices to the can of beer. You can also add some butter to the beer, a sliced lemon or lime or even cloves of garlic. You may even choose to inject some liquid spices into your chicken as well in order to give it the spicy or bold taste that you desire.
Once you’ve seasoned your chicken or your beer simply slide your chicken over the beer can so that the beer can fits into the cavity of your chicken. Place the chicken and beer can into a pan. You can purchase a pan that is especially made for make beer can chicken or you can choose to use a roasting pan to place your chicken in.
Oven Beer Can Chicken
You may choose to bake your chicken in your oven if this is your choice you will want to place your oven on 350 and cook your chicken for at least an hour. Once the skin is a golden brown you may cover your chicken with foil in order to keep the outside from getting tough or over cooked.
You will want to check your chicken to make sure that it is completely cooked on the inside prior to serving. If need be cook for 30 minutes longer depending on the size of your chicken. You can easily fit two chicken in a large size roasting pan.
Smoking or Grilling
Smoking or grilling is also another way that you can prepare your beer can chicken. You may choose to place your chicken on your barbecue grill in order to give it a nice smoky taste that will please everyone. Placing the chicken in a foil pan will allow you to more easily handle it while cooking.
You can still add sauces while your chicken is cooking in order for it to have the taste that you are looking for. You may need to cook your chicken for a couple of hours on your grill depending on the size and on how hot your pit is. Keep a close eye on it to ensure that you don’t serve a chicken that looks dark and crispy on the outside but it not thoroughly done on the inside.
Your guests are going to be so impressed by how great your chicken and your meal are. The chicken will be so tender and juicy from being cooked with the beer. They’ll think that you worked extra hard to prepare a gourmet meal. Add a side of broccoli and maybe potato salad and rolls and you have have a fast and delicious meal to serve your guests.
When your friends are coming over for a simple gathering or to watch the big game putting on a few chickens stuffed with beer cans will allow you to serve them in style. They’ll love having a new dish to choose from instead of the same old same old. You’ll love the ease and the fact that you so easily mastered being creative.
Spice It Up
Feel free to experiment with your beer can chickens by selecting different herbs and spices to use on them. The choices are unlimited by choosing a simple rub or sauce. You may even choose to create your own special rubs or sauces to use on your chickens in order to create your own famous chicken that everyone will request.
Perhaps making a variety of beer can chickens would be a great idea with each chicken tasting different from the other. Have fun making your chicken and enjoy it as well.