I was able to get a whole, air chilled, chicken from my local butcher. And I figured that I would try my hand at roasting my first chicken on the grill. (I know! “You haven’t done that YET?!”) Well anyway, I read the recipe and thought of all the ingredients that I would need for this. Chicken, beer, rubs, sauce. CHECK. I have it all.
…Except for the can.
That’s right folks, I am trying to make Beer-Can Chicken without the can. I just happen to only have bottles of beer in the fridge. So creatively, I find a can of something else to use. I noticed that I have a can of Cream Soda in the fridge at the time. So out it went into a cup, and in went the beer. By the way, one bottle of beer fits beautifully into a 250 ml. can.
My chicken was far smaller, as I only needed to feed a couple of people, so a regular 250 ml. can of Cream Soda was just fine, and it left me with the needed ¼ cup of beer for the basting sauce, which I wisely transfered from the bottle to the can over the saucepan for the basting sauce.
Also, I haven’t saved those pie plates from chinese takeout in years, preferring to recycle them. I guessed, rightly, that a roasting pan would do for this roast chicken.
My adventures in whole chicken grilling. I took the liberty of adding some of that bumper crop of Grill-Roasted Garlic to the basting sauce, just in case it wasn’t garlic-y enough. (You can NEVER have enough garlic.) In the end the chicken was beyond moist, and very flavorful. I have leftovers and am currently looking for a recipe to use them with. Any suggestions, please email me or comment on this post.
On A Beer Can
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