Recipe: Whiskey Smoked Beer Can Chicken
Whiskey Smoked Beer Can Chicken:
It's a barbecue classic famous for creating the juiciest chicken going. Have a go at this tasty Beer Can Chicken recipe from our latest BBQ demo.
Whiskey Smoked Beer Can Chicken Ingredients
1 x 1.5kg Chicken 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1 can or bottle of beer
A Handful of Whiskey Wood Chips (soaked)
Specialist Kit Poultry roaster
Method: Indirect Heat BBQ Set Up
1) Preheat your BBQ for 180-200oC indirect heat, with the lid down.
2) Open the beer and fill the well of the poultry roaster. If you like you can add a few cloves of garlic or some fresh woody herbs like rosemary or thyme.
3) Place the chicken support over the well and remove the chicken from its packaging. Drizzle the bird with some rapeseed oil and season liberally with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Rub the oil and seasoning all over the chicken before sitting it on the poultry roasted legs down.
4) Fit the plug in the neck of the bird and this will keep the steam from the beer inside the chicken's cavity making it incredibly juicy! Beer Can Chicken Wood Chip Set Up
5) Drain your Whiskey Wood Chips and add a handful to each pile of coals. Once the wood begins to smoke, transfer the bird to the indirect heat zone of the grill, keeping the poultry infusion roaster upright.
6) Close the lid (no peeking now) and roast until the internal temperature reaches 75oC in both breasts and the thickest part of the legs (approx. 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on the size of the bird). Take the guess work out by using your Instant Read Digital Thermometer.
7) Remove the chicken and the poultry roaster from the grill, being careful not to spill the juices that have been caught in the base of the roaster dish as they will be hot. Beer Can Chicken Served Up
8) Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before lifting it off the roaster to carve. Skim the fat off the juices that have been caught in the bottom of the dish and add them to a gravy, along with any remaining beer. Why not try experimenting with the infusing liquor. Different types of lager, ale and stout will all create different aromas within the bird, so why not try with wine, cider or even fruit juice.
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