Tuesday, July 13, 2004

beer butt chicken

1 whole chicken
1 tall can o' beer (my preference: 16 oz. old style)
olive oil
4 cloves garlic crushed
salt and black pepper
outdoor grill w/ lid large enough to cook chicken upright

6 pack your favorite beer (optional)

seasoning for chicken (or use a seasoning blend or your own favorites):
4 cloves garlic, crushed
fresh basil
a pinch of cayenne
salt and pepper

start with a hot grill (coals all white and ready to cook). OPEN THE TALLBOY and drink about 1/4 of that can of beer. why? If you ever use this recipe and stick an unopened can of beer up a chicken?s . . . place an unopened can of beer inside the chicken, the top of your grill may need replacing. beer butt chicken may become rocket chicken. set the 3/4 full can aside and have a couple of full ones, real beer ?no sissy light/low-carb stuff.

get the chicken ready for cookin'. trim some of the fat, get rid of the giblets. rub liberally with ingredients above or use your favorite meat rub. some folks like zartarain's or some such store bought concoction, but whatever.

drop crushed garlic into the 3/4 tallboy can.
drop crushed garlic into your buddy's drink when not looking (optional).

oil up the tallboy can and lower that chicken over top of it. the beer can goes into the chicken's body cavity and allows the bird to stand upright. once you stop laughing put the chicken on the grill.

now close the lid, talk, socialize and drink beer for an hour and a half. hopefully you're not by yourself when you do this... talking that is. also, avoid talking to the chicken. people will wonder what brand of crack you switched to.

cook the chicken until its wings are loose and the skin turns clear.

remember: when removing the bird from the grill, the can will be really HOT. I say that because you've been drinking beer for an hour and a half and may have forgotten it's been sitting on a hot grill. when you remove the can it will be almost full. be careful and use tongs and an oven mit.

this beer-in-the-rear chicken is the juiciest bird you'll ever try. I also like the aspect of theater when you cook it, because it looks so damned weird on the grill.


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Blogger some cyclist in nebraska said...

i hate to bring this up for you meat eaters but they feed chickens other chickens and that is nasty.

July 13, 2004 at 8:43 AM  

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