Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How do you get a chicken drunk?

Beer Can Chicken!!!!
  • 1 whole 5 to 6 pound chicken
  • 1 can of beer
  • 1 cup spice rub, or your favorite blend of spices (garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper work great)

1. Before we get started. Make sure that the can of beer fits inside the chicken.

2: Make sure that the place you are going to place this bird is tall enough for a chicken to sit up in. You don't want to lower the lid on your grill only to find that the chicken doesn't fit.

3. You want to cut the top of the can off the beer can. This maximizes the flow of moisture from the beer to the bird. Most any can opener can be used to cut the top off a beer can. You will need to get rid of half the beer from the can "some how"... that's up to you! Next add 1/2 cup of your spice rub to the can and give it a quick stir. The can is now ready.

4. Take the other half of your spice rub and apply it to the chicken. Don't worry too much about getting it on the skin. Skin won't let flavor reach the meat so you need to work your spice rub in, under the skin as much as possible. Get it inside the chicken as well. Just because you put rub in the beer doesn't mean that it will season the inside too much. The spice in the can adds flavor but not like direct contact.

5. Place the beer can on the grill right where you want the bird to be.
With the can in place it is time to sit this bird down. You are going to get your hands dirty here. You want to slowly and gently sit the chicken over the can. Try not to force it or put too much pressure on the bird to get into position. You might need to press it down a little, but you shouldn't have to force it.

6. You'll want to maintain a temperature in your grill around 300 to 325 degrees F. during the cooking time.

7. When this bird reaches an internal temperature of 175 degrees F. your bird is ready to come of the heat. Measure the temperature in the thickest part of the thigh being careful not to touch the bone with your thermometer. You want to let it rest for about ten minutes before you begin carving it. A 5 to 6 pound bird should take you about two to three hours to cook depending on the temperature.

8. Once the chicken has had time to rest (again, 10 minutes) it is ready to carve. Sometimes the can tends to get stuck inside the bird. Typically there isn't much (if any) liquid left inside the can. Lay the bird down and pull the can out gripping it with a pair of tongs.

With the can out of the chicken, it is just like any other grilled whole chicken.
Carve it up and enjoy.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!!!!
Good daddies are a gift, and we are thankful for ours!!!!
We love you Daddy!!!!

Top: Daddy helping coach Sydney in t-ball; Bottom: Daddy @ Tyler's kindergarten ceremony

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Char-garita Time!!!

2 shots Triple Sec
2 shots Chardonnay
1 shot Real Lime Juice

Shake well. Strain and serve in salt-rimmed margarita glasses.
Yum- yum summer drink!!!!!

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This is our official family homepage. I hope to share pictures, thoughts, prayers, hopes, dreams, and maybe a few recipes too. I am married to my soulmate Shane, who is so good to me. We have two gorgeous, rambunctious, sweet, funny kiddos. Tyler is 8, and Sydney is 5. They keep us on our toes, and we are better in every way because of them! Life can be stressful and hectic at times, but we know that God has us exactly where He wants us to be- we are so blessed!