Chicken and beer are good on its own. But I bet they are great together. There have been a lot of recipes that uses beer instead of wine. A good beer and chicken recipe is a great addition for your Sunday barbeque party. Beer has sugar in it and sugar is known to tenderize the meat, by putting beer into your regular chicken recipe, you will have a wonderful eating experience.
Many recipes require you to add wine or soda or sometimes even fresh fruit. Beer works the same as lemon, it makes the meat tender; but by using beer, it leaves a distinct taste and jazzes up your old recipe. Beer and chicken recipes are slowly getting popular and working their way up to every kitchen's favorite.
Beer has been known to be utilized in several recipes. There are steaks marinated in beer, bread made of flour and beer and seafood cooked in beer sauce. But I guess, the best one is always the simplest; good old beer can chicken recipe. Here are some recipes that you can try at home:
Beer Butt Chicken
Ingredients: 1 cup butter; 2 tbsp garlic salt; 2 tbsp paprika; salt & pepper to taste; I can beer and 1 whole chicken.
Directions: Preheat your grill at low heat; in a skillet, melt half cup butter and mix in half the garlic salt, half the paprika, salt & pepper; discard or better yet drink half of the beer; add remaining garlic, butter, paprika, salt and pepper to the remaining beer can; insert can inside the chicken; baste chicken with seasoned butter; place in a baking sheet and bake on the grill; cook for over three hours in low heat or until internal chicken temp reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy your beer can chicken recipe.
BBQ Beer Chicken
Ingredients: 2 tsp lemon pepper; 2 tsp salt; 2 tsp black pepper; 1 tsp cayenne pepper; 2 tsp garlic salt; 2 whole chicken (cut in halves); 1 can beer.
Directions: Mix seasoning together in a bowl and coat chicken halves. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours before grilling. Preheat the grill. Grill chicken for 15 minutes bone side down. Turn chicken and grill for 15 more minutes. Pop the beer can and spray enough mist without disabling the flame. Turn chicken often; baste it with beer until the internal temperature of the beer reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Definitely a beer can chicken recipe worth trying.