Beer can chicken still makes me laugh. You have to admit that the sight of a headless chicken sitting on a can of beer is rather comical, no matter how many times you see it.
My first experience with beer can chicken was several years ago. I had no idea there was even such a thing until my neighbors invited me over to share a meal with them. When they told me what they were making and how it was prepared, my comment was, “Are you kidding?” I really thought they were pulling my leg; but then they whipped open the grill and I almost choked on my martini when I saw a nicely browned chicken perched atop a Budweiser. Nowadays, when I see chicken prepared this way, I no longer have such an extreme reaction—maybe just a smile and a chuckle or two.
Aside from the humorous aspects of this cooking method, I can’t remember ever having beer can chicken that wasn’t super moist and delicious. This cooking method seems to provide results that really can’t be duplicated by any other means, so I encourage you to try it.
Here’s a simple but delicious recipe for beer can chicken featured on RecipeTips.com:
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RecipeTips.com has a terrific illustrated step-by-step beer can chicken article describing how to prepare it, or if you’d rather watch a beer can chicken video showing the same steps, we have a good one featuring Chef Laurie. I guarantee that once you try beer can chicken you’ll want to make it again and again. Enjoy!