Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Drunken Chicken

I had heard about the drunken chicken for years and finally tried it last summer. It is one of our favorite grill dishes (yes I know this is supposed to be about BBQ. This also works well on a smoker if you have one.) I have had friends try it with soda and they say it is good too. I have tried with different beers and found that they will give you a different flavor profile. You can also stuff the rest of the cavity with other aromatics. The juice left in the pan after cooking makes great gravy. I have also made it in the oven set at 350 but it doesn’t taste as good as coming off the grill.

  • 1 can of beer
  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • Your favorite rub or seasoning salt ( I use my homemade one)
  • 1 cup yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat.
  2. In a bowl mix together the honey and the mustard
  3. Brush the honey mustard all over the chicken
  4. Put your favorite seasoning all over the chicken (rub it in)
  5. Drink 1/2 the beer, leaving the remainder in the can.
  6. Place can on a disposable baking sheet. Set chicken on can, inserting can into the cavity of the chicken.
  7. Chop up the onion and garlic and place it in the cavity above the beer.
  8. Place baking sheet with beer and chicken on the prepared grill. Cook over low heat for about 3 hours, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).

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