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Fancy “Beer Can” Chicken

My father-in-law is an avid hunter and loves the outdoors. He took the family out to dinner at Outdoor World, and we ended up wandering through the store afterward. I couldn’t believe the size of the place or the breadth of their merchandise. Of course, I quickly found the cooking section and spent a good while marveling at all the gear they had for grilling.

That’s how I found the Sittin' Chicken Steamer, and boy do I love it! I had never heard of beer can chicken before that shopping trip, but it sounded like a genius idea. I love cooking with beer, so I picked up a Sittin’ Chicken, and it makes the best chicken!

The Ingredients

There’s not a whole lot to this recipe, and I did that on purpose. It’s also very flexible and allows for some experimentation. You can rub it with another seasoning, switch out the thyme for another herb, change the wine to beer, change the lemon to a lime, etc. This is a good way to use up any extra herbs you have lying around. Here are my favorite seasonings:

  • 6 garlic cloves, lightly crushed
  • 1 lemon, juiced and rinds cut into eighths
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 7-10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 4-5 lb chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt, or to taste

Fancy "Beer Can" Chicken Ingredients
Whole chicken, olive oil, white wine, lemon, seasoned salt, garlic, and thyme

The Process

Prepping this dish is very quick and easy. I love it because the chicken always comes out so juicy it falls off the bone, plus it’s infused with all the delicious flavors of the ingredients in the Sittin’ Chicken Steamer.

  1. Preheat oven or grill to 275℉.
  2. Add garlic, lemon juice, lemon rind pieces, wine, and thyme to Sittin' Chicken. Place Sittin’ Chicken in a shallow baking dish.
  3. Remove giblets and discard, rinse chicken, and pat dry. Rub outside of the chicken and Sittin’ Chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt, tuck wings, and place on Sittin’ Chicken.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes per pound. Remove from oven and allow the chicken to rest for 5-10 minutes before removing from Sittin’ Chicken and carving.

Notes

It’s optional, but you can tie the legs together with some butcher's twine. I find it makes for a neater presentation.

Although I use a Sittin’ Chicken Steamer, it’s not required. You can always use a beer can if you don’t have one. I prefer the Sittin’ Chicken because it has a wide base that makes it stable and less likely to tip over.

My lovely seasoned chicken atop its Sittin' Chicken Steamer
My lovely seasoned chicken atop its Sittin’ Chicken Steamer

Fancy "Beer Can" Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs 5 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins
 

Elevate your beer can chicken using white wine, garlic, and fresh herbs.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: The Hungry Pinner
Ingredients
  • 6 garlic cloves lightly crushed
  • 1 lemon juiced and rinds cut into eighths
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 7-10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 whole chicken (4-5 pounds)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt or to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven or grill to 275℉.

  2. Add garlic, lemon juice, lemon rind pieces, wine and thyme to Sittin' Chicken. Place Sittin' Chicken in a shallow baking dish.

  3. Remove giblets and discard, rinse chicken, and pat dry. Rub outside of the chicken and Sittin' Chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt, tuck wings, and place on Sittin' Chicken.

  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes per pound. Remove from oven and allow the chicken to rest for 5-10 minutes before removing from Sittin' Chicken and carving.

Recipe Notes

It's optional, but you can tie the legs together with some butcher's twine. I find it makes for a neater presentation.

Although I use a Sittin' Chicken Steamer, it's not required. You can always use a beer can if you don't have one. I prefer the Sittin' Chicken because has a wide base that makes it stable and less likely to tip over.

So how was it?

Candicehttps://www.hungrypinner.com
Hi, I'm Candice, and I'm The Hungry Pinner. I created this blog to share my love for cooking and my experiences with the MANY recipes I've found on Pinterest over the years. Be sure to check out my Pinterest boards and share your Pinterest cooking adventures in the comments section.

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