Quick & Easy

Beer-can chicken

When the beer-can chicken is roasting on the barbecue, the beer inside the can becomes steam. This steam keeps the chicken moist on the inside while the skin on the outside becomes lovely and crisp.
beer-can chicken



1.Wash chicken under cold water; pat dry with absorbent paper. Using fingertips, carefully ease skin away from chicken breasts and thighs.
2.Combine mustard, honey and butter in small bowl; season.
3.Place chicken in shallow dish. Push half the butter mixture under chicken skin. Rub remaining butter all over chicken. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
4.Heat covered barbecue.
5.Open beer can; discard about one quarter of the beer. Using a small sharp knife, make three punctures in side of can above the liquid level. Place can in centre of disposable baking dish. Cover chicken legs and wings with foil. Sit chicken, standing upright, on beer can, pushing can into chicken cavity.
6.Cook chicken, covered, using indirect heat, following manufacturer’s instructions, 40 minutes. Remove foil from chicken; cook further 10 minutes or until cooked. Lift chicken from can by securing can with tongs. Cover chicken; stand 10 minutes before serving.

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