Monday, May 24, 2010

Grilled Italian Herb Orange Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Just in Time To Grill !!!!


One of our favorite ways to make a great juicy flavorable chicken.. on the grill with BEER~ if you haven't tried this your missing out.


There are several holders you can purchase out there, but the beer and the juices lock in the flavors and make a moist, fall off the bone tender bird.

This one is a called the Mia Grill.... a very good grade of stainless and nice and easy to clean. It all comes apart. The bottom has the liquid in it and oil. Then the chicken sits on the middle tube and the chicken is just coated with herbs and spices. The chicken will fall off the bone in about two hours on high.


You can purchase something similar to my holder to make this beer can chicken on Amazon and other big box stores locally in your area. Follow the instructions with your holder.

Here is what I used to make this recipe:
1 or 2 large naval, honey bell or any other sweet ripe orange sliced thick
1 four pound chicken cleaned
1 can of beer
1 stick if butter, margarine or cooking oil (1/2 cup)
1 beer can grill holder
1 herb rub recipe below

Make a rub with 1 teaspoon each garlic powder, parsley, oregano, kosher salt and pepper. Add 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, rosemary. Stir together... Stuff the cavity with the orange slices and put some butter in the cavity as well, add the the rest of the butter on the outside of the chicken, add the mixture of rub and place all over the chicken. Place on your beer can and holder follow their instructions for cooking and time.
Close the grill lid and cook per manufacturers instructions, you will see the chicken pull away from the bone on the holder to know its done. This chicken comes out like butter, soft, moist and delicious.

15 comments:

Stella said...

A stick of butter, Claudia? Ooh, I bet this was so delicious. I'm saving this for the next time we go down to the farm and get a chicken. We don't do it that much, but I think we might be going soon now (smile)...

Laurie Ventrola Vengoechea said...

This looks and sounds so yummy! I have seen a lot of beer can chickens lately.. love the idea of orange too!

penny aka jeroxie said...

Great! Always wanted to do this. :)

Nicole said...

I LOVE this recipe. My father has made this before and it's unbelievable! yum!

Jamie said...

Wow, I've never seen a holder like that one. Your chicken looks amazing. I'll have to try that rub the next time I make mine. How funny we have similar recipes on our blogs.

Mother Rimmy said...

Isn't beer can chicken fun to make? Great idea t use oranges!

Bridgett said...

I've always wanted to try beer can chicken. I love the herbs and orange flavors infused here. Wow! Another awesome recipes from your kitchen.

MaryMoh said...

Very interesting to me. Looks very delicious. I can imagine the smell and the taste. Have to be very good. Thanks for sharing.

Claudia said...

It's definitely the season for beer can chicken! Fire up the grill! I love the addition of the orange. Citrus and chicken always makes me sing. One can of beer for the chicken... one can of beer...for other uses.

alison said...

o,it's so delicious !

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This looks positively delicious! I love that you used orange with it too. What fantastic flavor!

5 Star Foodie said...

Such a cool recipe! I love the addition of oranges! A must try!

Bianca said...

Yup, this is definitely good for summer!

citronetvanille said...

Oh you are so well equipped! I am so clueless as far as BBQ is concerned. I love the citrus in this chicken and it looks moist, well roasted and I know it smelled like heaven! (or let's say let's hope heaven smells like your chicken :o)

kitchen tables said...

I will definitely choose butter! Dishes are so delicious with those. I can't wait to try it.