Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday's Meal

I can feel it in the air. Summer is on the way. I'm ready to fire up the grill and get to grilling! Here's an easy peasy way to grill a succulent bird. Use your favorite bbq. sauce to add a bit of zing.

Beer Can Chicken

1 3lb whole chicken
24 oz. cola
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 can of beer

Marinate your chicken in the cola overnight (or for at least 2-3 hours) in the fridge. Fire up the grill. You'll be using indirect heat so whether using coal or gas create an area that's cooler to cook on.
Remove the chicken from the marinade. Pat dry and rub with salt and pepper. Open the beer and pour out (or drink) half of it. Place the chicken on top of the beer can through the cavity, lodging securely so that it stands on it's own. Place chicken on the cooler side of the grill. Cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees (about 1.5 hours of grilling). You can baste with bbq. sauce the last hour of cooking if you like.