Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Beer Can Chicken & Beeritas

For those of you who have visited The Apron Goddesses and are interested in acquiring the recipe for Beer Can Chicken and Beeritas you are in luck! It so happens that I am making it for dinner tonight.

First, get yourself a whole chicken, whether you purchase it in a store or use one of your own is up to you, pull out the giblets and wash it. Pat it dry and add your favorite rub or use this one:

1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c. sweet paprika
3 tbs. black pepper
3 tbs. coarse salt
1 tbs. hickory-smoked salt or more coarse salt
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. celery seeds
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients and stir to mix. Store rub in airtight jar away from heat or light; it will keep for at least 6 months.

Next, empty 1/2 can of your favorite beer drink 1/2 a can of your favorite beer and put some of the rub in with the remaining beer. Get your chicken and proceed to rub the cavity and exterior as well as between the breasts and skin. Place the beer can into the cavity of the chicken and pull the legs forward to form a sort of tripod. Tuck the wings behind the chicken's back, as if said chicken was relaxing on a warm beach in Hawaii.

I usually BBQ at this point. I have a gas grill, so I turn off the middle burner and leave on the front and back burners at medium and cook it for 1 1/2 hours.

There are products that are helpful in standing the chicken up if you are so inclined to purchase them. You can find various styles at outdoor/camping stores such as Cabela's, Outdoor World, REI, etc. I just received one from a place called Tumbleweed Pottery which is used in the oven at 350 with the same cook time. It is called the Original Chicken Cooker. The one featured on the left is from Tumbleweed Pottery.

Now on to the Beeritas. All you need is 12 oz. can of Minute Maid Premium Limeade Frozen Concentrated, 1 bottle of Corona, 1 can of 7-UP and some Tequila. Pour the contents of the Limeade into a pitcher, followed by the 7-Up, and Corona. Use the can of Limeade and fill it with Tequila. Once in the pitcher, stir and pour yourself a nice refreshing drink on the rocks (salt is optional).

Now I'm off to share one of these lovely drinks with my sister-in-law, who lives next door and is the Apron Goddess! Cheers & Enjoy!


Julia said...

I am so glad you live next door and can provide "Canteen" service to me!

Grand Pooba said...

Mmmmm, yummy! Beeritas? My husband will love that!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Sounds fabulous, thanks for sharing!