Monday, November 29, 2010

Simpler Times Chicken

This recipe is dedicated to my good friend, Neile who just celebrated her 4oth Birthday!!!
We've made "beer can chicken" for years... but never with a fine Tader Joe's Simpler Times Lager... This one's for you, Neile! Cheers my friend!

This recipe is totally easy and great for the oven or the grill. Since we traveled to families for Thanksgiving, we were a little deprived of turkey and the leftovers. So, I thought I would cook up another type of bird to gobble up, and maybe even enjoy some leftovers as well! I know, I know, 'beer' is not exactly Paleo, but never fear, the beer plays a very small part in the recipe (you might only need to take a couple of sips... or not... it's totally optional).

Simpler Times Chicken Recipe:
1 whole chicken (preferably organic & free range)
olive oil
I used black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, sage and fresh rosemary
1 can of Simpler Times Lager :-)

Heat grill to medium-low or preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean chicken, remove innards (save them if you desire... they are very Paleo). Season entire bird by rubbing it with olive oil and coating it with the seasonings. Now, take a couple sips of the beer (or pour a couple sips out) and place the chicken's open cavity over the beer can. Set chicken in a roasting pan. The beer can will hold the chicken upright while it cooks and it provides moisture during the cooking time as well. It also serves as a convenient collection point for all the fat drippings. Roast the chicken for about 40-50 minutes. Use a thermometer to check for doneness (internal temperature should reach 175 degrees). That's all there is to it! Serve with desired sides & enjoy!

Happy Birthday, Neile!


neile said...

thanks, kelly! that picture is hilarious and the chicken looks delicious! can't wait to try this!!

Wayfinder Ali said...

you can also use apple juice or any other juice in a mason jar. more paleo and using the jar eliminates the chemicals that a printed aluminum can might.

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