“Can you make this every weekend?"
“You really hit this one out of the park!"
“Now this is RIGHT up my alley!"
Yes, ladies and gentleman, those all quotes from the husband! Apparently all I had to do was shove a beer can up a chicken’s a$$ to get him excited about dinner!
In all seriousness, you have to try this. It was a really easy way to cook whole chicken.
Heres how I cooked the whole meal. Is was a hit all around and much less work then you may think.
The Beer Chicken Feast!
- 1 small whole chicken around 4 pounds defrosted
- 1 12oz can of beer
- handful of fresh herbs, thyme and Sage worked great!
- 1 package of your favorite dry rub or pulty seasoning (I used Amazing Taste Poultry)
- 6 ears of corn with husks
- 1 can of your favorite baked beans
Preheat your outdoor grill on high.
Remove the plastic from the chicken and rinse with cold water. Remove any gizzards from the cavity.
Open the can of beer and pour out about 1/3 (or drink if you are in the mood). Pierce the top to make a few more whole.
Pour about ¼ of the poultry seasoning in the can of beer and stuff with the fresh herbs.
Place the beer can in the center of a baking dish. Place the chicken on the beer can making sure it enters the cavity. Position the legs to make a sort of tripod with the can and chicken legs.
Rub the remaining poultry seasoning on the outside of the chicken.
Cook the chicken in the heated grill on one side. Lower the side the chicken is on to medium and the other side of the grill to medium high. Cook for about an hour to an hour and half turning it about every 20 minutes.
While the chicken is cooking soak the corn (with the husks on) in a water until ready to grill. I do this right in my kitchen sink.
At about the 1 hour mark place the corn on the medium-high side of the grill. Open the can of bean and place on grill.
Turn the corn about every 5 minutes until the husks get scorched a bit.
Remove the chicken when you get a temperature reading of 160-180. Let it rest for at least 5 minute before cutting.
Nutritional information is tough on this one. For all my WW people, I count the chicken at 1 point an ounce (no skin of course), the corn at a 1 point a piece and the beans at 3 point ½ cup. This, of course, is just my opinion/technique for meals like this.