Wine-Steamed Beer Can Chicken

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@starryrose

Steaming in a can beneath the chicken, wine infuses the meat with delicious flavors.


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Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

1
4 to 4 1/2 lb. fresh roasting chicken
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 clove
garlic, minced (more if you desire)
1 Tbsp
fresh thyme leave, minced
1/4 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
3/4 c
dry chardonnay or sauvignon blanc wine

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Remove giblets from chicken; discard.
2
Rinse chicken inside and out; pat dry.
3
Cut off and discard excess skin and fat around body cavity.
4
In a small bowl, mix olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper.
5
With your fingers, gently loosen skin over breast, being careful not to tear skin.
6
Gently rub thyme mixture evenly over breast meat beneath skin.
7
Prepare barbecue grill and preheat for indirect-heat cooking.
8
Rinse can (12-ounce soda or beer can) and shake dry.
9
Pour wine into can, then carefully lower chicken over can until can is inside body cavity; Gently pull legs forward so chicken stands upright on can.
10
Carefully set chicken and can, in this upright position, on center of grill (not over direct heat); cover charcoal grill and open vents; close lid on gas grill.
11
Cook until and instant-read meat thermometer inserted through thickest part of breast to bone reaches 160*, about 1 hour.
12
Using oven mitts, carefully remove chicken with can from grill, keeping it upright.
13
Let chicken stand on can for 15 minutes, then, holding a towel around the can to steady it and protect your hands, with a large carving fork, carefully remove chicken from can to a carving platter or carving board.
14
Carve chicken and serve, adding salt and pepper to taste.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken