Recipe by Mrs. Lyon
This whole shoving a can -o- beer in the chickens rear is pretty popular here in Idaho, but of course I don't follow recipes. I make them all up! I have gotten so many raves on this recipe, so I thought I better share!. I hope you enjoy it!
Top Review by Momma Floyd
This chicken was AWESOME!!! I doubled the spice recipe ( also used 1 tsp more of cumin and 1/2 tsp more of cayenne)and rubbed 3/4 of a cup of the spices between the skin and the chicken. I also took some of the pulp from the oranges and the rest of the spices and rubbed it inside the cavity. I baked it in a 375 degree oven for about 2 hours until it reached 180 internal temp. My husband raved! He said it was the best chicken he's ever had! Thanks SOOO much for this awesome recipe!
- 1 roasting chicken
- 2 whole oranges
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1⁄2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground red pepper (Cayenne)
- 16 ounces beer, your choice
Directions See How It's Made
- Clean out chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Then cut oranges in half and squeeze all over chicken, inside and out.( make sure to pick up seeds and throw away).
- Then mix all other ingredients together and rub all over chicken. ( I also rub in between the skin and meat.
- Then take a few gulps of the beer and then stick the beer can in the chicken's rear and set up on grill. (Use the beer can and legs of chicken as a tripod to help stand up). I use a gas grill so you want to place it in the middle of the burners so it doesn't get direct heat. (If you use a charcoal grill to make sure and place charcoal in a circle around the chicken so it doesn't burn). I also use a tin pan to put under the grill on top of the rocks to catch any drippings.
- You then shut grill for about 1 hour and 45 minutes, until the chicken is 180 degrees in the thigh.
- Take off grill and let stand for 5 to 10 minute.
- It should just pretty much fall off the bone!