The Brew Bird of Happiness (or Dancing Chickens)

posted by Connie 08-05-98 8:43 PM

The Brew Bird of Happiness (or Dancing Chickens)

1 (3 pound) whole frying chicken
1 can of beer
seasoning to taste

Wash bird and remove giblet sack from inside bird. Season skin to taste.

Open beer can and place in cavity of bird, open side up of course.

On a charcoal grill with one layer of blazing hot coals, place bird on rack balancing on the beer can to where bird appears to be standing up.

Close top of grill.

Set vents on top to 20% open.

Forget these dudes for an hour and a half and open lid. Birds should be well browned or it may take another 15 minutes.

Wearing gloves, remove the birds from grill and take the beer can out.

Place the birds on a serving dish. It won't take much carving because the meat will literally fall off the bone.

Variation: take empty beer or soda can, wash clean inside and use red or white wine or anything you chose instead of beer. -

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