Friday, May 29, 2009

Beer Can Chicken

Take a pan like this..............
Add a roasting chicken, dry rub and half a can of beer.......
Slice it up; add some asadero cheese, avocado, tomato, jalapeno, lettuce, a delicious roll...
and you end up with this.....................

An absolutely tasty beer-can chicken torta. Add some homemade potato chips and a sangria and you have yourselves a fiesta. Doesn't get any easier than that.


Texas Dry Rub Beer Can Chicken Recipe
http://www.recipezaar.com/Texas-Dry-Rub-Beer-Can-Chicken-237676
SERVES 4 -6

For the rub
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2 teaspoons granulated onion
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (4-5 lb) whole chickens
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 sprig fresh rosemary leaf
1 large shallot, minced
1 lemon, juice of
1 (16 ounce) can beer (and 1 beer can chicken can holder) (optional)

In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients.

Remove and discard the neck, giblets, and any excess fat from the chicken. Rinse the chicken, inside and out, under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Lightly spray or brush all over with the vegetable oil and season, inside and out, with the rub. Let rest at room temperature while you preheat your grill.

Open the beer can and pour off half of the beer. (Or drink it if you don't want to waste it.) Set the half-full can of beer in can holder (or if you don't have a can holder, just be extra careful and place the can on a flat smooth surface), and add fresh rosemary leaves, minced shallot and lemon juice. This will help add moisture and flavor from the inside as your chicken cooks. You may need to use a funnel, to help add the ingredients to the can.

Slide the chicken over the top so the can fits inside the cavity. Transfer the bird to your preheated grill, while carefully keeping the can upright. Carefully balance the bird on its two legs and the can holder. (If can holder is not used just use the can and use the legs like a tripod.) Grill over Indirect Medium heat until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 170 F in the breast and 180 F in the thickest part of the thigh. 1 - 1/4 to 1 - 1/2 hours. Wearing barbecue mitts, carefully remove the chicken and the can (holder) from the grill. Do not spill the beer, it will be HOT. Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before lifting it from the can (holder). Discard the beer. Cut the chicken into serving pieces. Serve warm. ENJOY!
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Did someone say dessert?? Check out the strawberry cream bars on a chocolate crust that we made for our grand finale. I hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Just for a Laugh!!!


I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape,
So I got my doctor's permission to
Join a fitness club and start exercising.
I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But,
By the time I got my leotards on, The class was over.

19 comments:

girlichef said...

Oh, this looks good..I'll take a torta, please!! And tee hee..funny giggle :D

Maria said...

That sounds great. I've always seen recipes for Beer-can chicken and watched them grill chicken this way on television but never ventured to try. That sandwich is so BIG ... how good does that look??!!

Aggie said...

My friend was just telling me she made beer can chicken and now I'm seeing it everywhere! Yours looks wonderful!! I am bookmarking your recipe for when I try it...that sandwich plate looks delicious!

doggybloggy said...

I have never seen this 'high tech' beer can thing before.....

Adam said...

Haha nice joke!

I'm happy you did the beer can chicken post. I think it's such a novel idea, and it needs to be used more. That rub you have looks very inciting, even without the cerveza :)

Ivy said...

How can this chicken not be delicious with all that rub. That sandwich is perfect as a meal by itself.

Foodycat said...

That looks delicious - clever that there is now a gadget to make beer can chicken easier. I've never made it because I was a bit scared of it!

ARLENE said...

Sounds delicious! Homemade potato chips, wow--I'm impressed. These days, putting on pantyhose can be a workout. I just got a Wii Fit. Talk about being sore!!!!

Gloria Chadwick said...

Your Beer Can Chicken looks amazing! LOL on the workout. You and I belong to the same gym! :)

Reeni♥ said...

How delicious! The skin on your chicken is lovely!! And the torta yum-i-licious! *Giggles*

Claudia said...

This is simply grand! I know of some in this house that could polish off the other half can of beer. Really tasty, fresh and easy! Oh that sandwich! I can taste it now...

Claudia said...

This is simply grand! I know of some in this house that could polish off the other half can of beer. Really tasty, fresh and easy! Oh that sandwich! I can taste it now...

Ben said...

Oh what a delicious torta. and I love the joke today. I am still laughing :-p

The Blonde Duck said...

I love that poem! Who doesn't like beer can chicken?

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hey the last part was worth a laugh and honestly the chicken made me drool and I cant take my eye off it!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm trying to get published! :)

foodcreate.com said...

Your beer Chicken looks so amazing!

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the food addicts said...

oooh that looks really good. i like how you garnished it with the jalapenos - so cute!!! great post!

Prudence said...

Oh, I always wanted to try the beer can chicken!! Your's looks scrumptious!! You have inspired me once again!!