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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Beer Can Chicken!

I have heard from many people how wonderful beer can chicken is. I decided to give it a try, After a search of various websites, I found one that I could make in the oven and seemed really easy. Let me tell you, it was AMAZING! This had to be the moistest chicken I have ever eaten! Yummy!!!

Recipe courtesy Guy Fieri, 2007

1 (2 to 3-pound) whole chicken
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 (12-ounce) can beer
1/2 pound bacon


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Wash chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

Mix dry ingredients in small bowl. Rub 1/2 of the ingredients on inside cavity of chicken. Gently peel skin away from chicken and rub mixture into meat of chicken. Open beer can pour out about 1/2 cup. Drop the garlic cloves into the beer can. Place chicken, open end down, over the beer can to insert the beer into the cavity. Place chicken, standing up, in large saute pan. Place 1/3 of the bacon in the top cavity of the chicken and drape the remaining 2/3 of the bacon down the outside of the chicken. Pierce the bacon to the chicken with toothpicks.

Place chicken in the oven for 10 minutes and then lower temperature to 325 degrees F and cook for another 1 hour, or until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the thigh reaches 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

1 comment:

Cooking Obsession said...

Tina Hill Neigh - That looks scrumptious

Jen Bohan Yummy!

Judy Ricchiuto Hey...That looks like somebody I know! LOL!

John Formaini Everything's better with Bacon!

Dave Vallies nice..................looks yummy

Marie Wingard Looks delicious, Melissa! Is it hard to do???

Melissa Ball Connell VERY EASY to make, the recipe is on my blog! Give it a try and let me know. And yes, everything is better with bacon!

Dave Vallies my God......let me know when to pull my chair up to the table! I'll bring the wine......

Melissa Ball Connell Just tell me when you and Viv can be here with the wine and I will make the chicken!

Dave Vallies now that's tempting!!!