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.
With Frizzled Onions
You will be satisfied after this meal. Especially if you pair it with some fresh corn on the cob and a fully loaded baked potato.View Details
on the Grill
They’re great in lunches, and the pastry is super easy, you cannot mess this pastry up. They keep well for a quick and hearty meal.View Details
with Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Icing
The authentic lemon curd is absolutely delicious and the cream frosting balances the sweetness of it all very nicely.View Details
A Quick and Easy Meal
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With Chocolate Chips
These muffins are great for people on the go, they’re healthy and tasty too!View Details
with Fully Loaded Potato Fans
The garlic and ginger made the pork sing, while the garlicy and salty potatoes smothered in cheese and sour cream balanced the slightly sweet and tangy pork.View Details
Baked On The Grill
These Mozza-sticks are a little lighter. Instead of deep frying them, I baked them on the grill using the Stainless Steel Griddle.View Details
Four Kinds of Goodness
They’re heavenly delicious bites of happiness that will bring joy to the tastebuds of those who eat them.View Details