Ginger "Beer Can" Chicken with Ginger Ale Glaze

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Recipe says that the ginger ale puts a tangy twist on your whole bird. Look for canned ginger beer to add an even more spicy, fresh ginger taste.

Recipe from Southern Living


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Grill

Ingredients

1
13 x 9 disposable aluminum baking pan
2 Tbsp
kosher salt
2 tsp
paprika
2 tsp
sugar
1 tsp
black pepper
3/4 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
3 1/2 to 4 pound whole chickens
2
12-oz. cans ginger ale

GINGER ALE GLAZE

2 c
ginger ale (or ginger beer)
2 Tbsp
light brown sugar
2 tsp
grated fresh ginger
1/8 tsp
ground red pepper (cayenne)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Light one side of grill, heating to 400 - 475 degrees (medium high to high) heat; leave other side unlit, placing disposable baking pan under grill grate. Stir together salt and next 5 ingredients; sprinkle mixture inside cavity and on outside of each chicken.
2
Reserve just 3/4 cup ginger ale from each can to put toward the 2 cups needed in the glaze. Place chickens upright onto each can, fitting can into cavity. Pull legs forward to form a tripod.
3
Pour water to a depth of 1 inch into disposable pan. Place chickens upright on unlit side of grill above pan. Grill, covered with grill lid, - rotating chickens occasionally, 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes or until golden and a meat thermometer, inserted in thickest portion, registers 165 degrees. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove chicken from cans, and carve. Serve with Ginger Glaze.
4
To make the glaze, stir 2 cups ginger ale or ginger beer, 2 tbsp. light brown sugar, 2 tsp. fresh grated ginger and 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium, and cook (stirring occasionally)15-20 minutes or until reduced to about 1/4 cup.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy