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Drunken Chicken

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"This is a strange but wonderful recipe. Grill chicken with beer until the juices run clear!"
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 724 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings

Directions

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  1. Prepare an outdoor grill for medium heat.
  2. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Coat with mustard.
  3. Pour half of beer out of can and refill with Italian style dressing. Place can on a disposable baking sheet. Set chicken on beer can (it acts as a stand), inserting can into cavity of the chicken.
  4. Place baking sheet with beer and chicken on the preheated grill. Cover, and cook about 1 hour, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 724 calories; 47.7 g fat; 14.1 g carbohydrates; 51 g protein; 204 mg cholesterol; 1781 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This truly is an awsome recipe that I have used many times. The only variations that I have come up with are stuffing an onion or potato in the neck cavity to prevent the steam from evaporating...

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I kind of have a tiff, with this recipe. Because it was not specified that the chicken should be under indirect heat my 2 chickens caught on fire! Because of the beer (alcohol) when the juices r...

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I kind of have a tiff, with this recipe. Because it was not specified that the chicken should be under indirect heat my 2 chickens caught on fire! Because of the beer (alcohol) when the juices r...

This truly is an awsome recipe that I have used many times. The only variations that I have come up with are stuffing an onion or potato in the neck cavity to prevent the steam from evaporating...

I found two recipes for the beer can chicken on here, couldn't decide which was better, so I made them both. The other one was only poultry seasoning on the outside and beer in the can. This ...

Has anyone tried this using a Charcoal BBQ?

I baked the chicken instead of grilling it, but the beer and simple seasonings worked great. You could fully taste the juicy chicken. I was weary of the beer but the beer only enhances the chic...

This was unbelievably GOOD! I saw similar recipes in the past and I thought "This just isn't right!" Was I wrong! The best whole chicken I have ever made! I bought a three pack of whole frye...

The directions for this recipe have been edited to include a disposable baking pan. - The Staff

This was the best way I have made chicken on the grill! I did 2 chickens weighing about 3-1/2 lbs. each. One I smothered in poultry seasoning and the other with the mustard. I grilled them fo...

Great recipe! I pour out half of the beer and refill with cooled, melted butter. I use a spicy rub with paprika, crushed garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne. I set the barbecue on low and slow c...