Sunday, May 18, 2008

Crazee Tastee Chicken

I am somewhat of an addict when it comes to barbecuing. Every weekend, you can find me out in my backyard with either my smoker or my grill fired up and a cold one in my hand. I haven't done a cooking post in awhile so I thought that I would share a method of cooking chicken that can't be beat.

I use my smoker but if you don't have a smoker any indirect cooking method on a grill will work. Here in West Texas, mesquite wood is yours for the picking. Drive down any dirt road and mesquite wood is just lieing there in the bar ditch. But if you aren't so lucky then charcoal on a Weber style grill with a roasting pan in the middle works fairly well.

First take a whole chicken and pull out all the innards that come packed in wax paper and shoved up the chickens ass and set them aside. Take a dry rub and sprinkle it on and pat it in. I use Stubb's because I am basically lazy and I love Stubb's barbecue but if I am out of Stubb's, I mix up black and red pepper, seasoning salt, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, and anything else that I can find in the spice rack that looks appealing.

Next drink about a quarter of a can of beer, then insert the can up the chickens wazoo. Perch the beer can chicken on your grill. And sit back and relax. You don't have to worry about flare ups. Just keep the fire going and the beer steaming up into the chicken assures that the chicken will not dry out.

Next for a tasty snack while waiting for the chicken to get done. Take a cast iron skillet and pour in about half a can of beer, a big dab of butter, the chicken innards, and salt and pepper to taste. It will be done quicker than the chicken and is good slathered over a chunk of bread.


tsduff said...

Sounds good Fuzz - except we have one question. What happens to the paint on the beer can during cooking? Does it peel or bubble inside of the chicken? Just wondering.

:P fuzzbox said...

I have never had any trouble at all with the paint peeling or anything of that nature. I would imagine that since it is indirect heat the can itself doesn't get hot enough to peel the paint. But you do have to take care when removing the chicken from the can. The beer inside is hotter than a cup of McDonalds coffee. And I don't want to be sued like they were.

Big Pissy said...

sounds really good....too bad I don't cook anymore. ;-)

Anonymous said...

We call that "drunken chicken" down here. You can even buy cooking tools which will hold the beer and keep the chicken's ass wide open. It is most tasty.
Of course you have to have several biers while cooking so who really knows how it tastes?
And you only grill on the weekends you slacker? Mine is fired up 5 nights a week 365 a year (or when I am in town).

Anonymous said...

I've heard of beer can chicken. But you eat the innerds??????? EWWWWW

WCannie said...

Oh beer can chicken - roomie will love that, providing he can pry the can of beer out of his hand. ;)
writer chick

Travis Erwin said...

I too love me some beer can chicken. And as always I like the pictures you pick to go with your post. Where do you find them?

Jez said...

You had me until you got to eating the innards.

Never heard of the can drink, sounds great.

eZ said...

I have not tried it, heard of it though.
I simmer the "junk" and cut it up in cornbread dressing.
it's race weekend and the grills are smokin hot with ribs, brats and now maybe a can of "chicken azz"
have a good one

Leigh said...

Ahhh yes nothing better then a beer butt chicken.

Hope you had a good weekend.

anonymum said...

you're telling me to shove a beerany can up a chooks arse is that right? and you wnat this beer to still have beer IN it??
holy shit batman, any self respecting Aussie drinks the whole thing..
Would lemonade do the same thing? the guys don't mind if we waste that...

JM said...

Now I'm hungry. And thirsty.

Anonymous said...

Dude. West Texas? Seriously?

Craving chicken now.

:P fuzzbox said...

pissy: I wouldn't call what I do cooking. I would call it gastronimical artistry. ;)

sugdaddy: I have one of those holders that have seats for two yardbirds. And I used to barbecue more but AJ told me to tone it down.

jane: Innards are Crazee Tastee.

annie: 3/4's of a can of beer is a small price to pay.

:P fuzzbox said...

travis: I scour the web on an endless search for the pics. It's a tough job but someone has to do it.

jez: Don't knock it 'til you try it.

ez: That cornbread dressing sounds like the shit.

leigh: It was awesome.

:P fuzzbox said...

moe: Sometimes one must sacrifice for the greater good. I have never heard of lemonade but I have heard of wine being used.

angel, jr: Hope you got full and sated.

ali: Hell's yeah. Texas born and raised.

Anonymous said...

No offense, but the "Memorial Day" girl is disgusting! She is underweight, and what little weight she has is all muscle!

However, the "Mothers' Day" woman is just right! She is the way a woman should be!

tsduff said...

okay - almost ready for this year's Memorial Day post - only it's Labor Day instead. xoxo hope all is well in the Lone Star State.