This is not your father’s campground. Frankfurters over the fire have taken a back seat to more evolved cuisine. This Hood River beer can chicken recipe comes from the savage lands of the American northeast. Enjoy it with the unbounded pleasures that accompany only the most carnal and forbidden desires.
- 1 case of PBR
- 1 whole chicken
- 1 whole sweet onion, chopped
- a bunch of garlic, chopped
- various spices
- soy sauce
- hours prior
- Rub in the spices
- Stuff it with garlic and onion
- slather on the soy
- keep refrigerated in a gallon ziplock bag
- Pour out some of the beer and perch chicken on top of the beer can.
- Wrap aluminum foil around the beer case
- Place the chicken in the center of the hot grill and cover.
- Cook the chicken for 1 to 1½ hours, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F.
- Let rest for 10 minutes before carving.
Beer Chicken Necessities
- Fire: That campfire is going to need a grate on which to set the business. You can use the grill when you’re home, but that’s not where are.
- Chicken: Grow your own. Even if your neighborhood doesn’t allow it, be sneaky. If you’re in Panama or Mississippi, just fetch one off the street.
- Brew: The rednecks that came up with this recipe used PBR and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’ s like being a construction worker for just a little while. Feel free to use Ling Ling the baby panda for extra flavor or Florida water beer if you’re playing volleyball later.
Consider what type of wood you are using. If someone tosses a volleyball or a piece of treated wood in your fire, take caution. Think about the future.
Place two sticks as supports on either side of the chicken. This helps hold it up and keep it off the grate. So easy. Wrap and line the brew box with aluminum foil. Rip off one end and line that piece with foil. This will serve as the base for your redneck over. Did you expect a lesson in heat convection? You must unlearn what you have learned.
Use a wire to hold the aluminum foil onto the beer box. Use one beer for the chicken and the rest as gifts for wandering minstrels.
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