Tuesday, June 23, 2009

testing out the new grill

I bought a new grill last Saturday. It wasn't a Father's Day present. Rather, the present part of it was that I bought it pre-assembled and my hubby didn't have to spend 2 hours cussing at the grill, um, I mean putting it together. Our other one was at least 9 years old and quite honestly a fire hazard. So, I've had fun trying it out since I'm the griller of the family. Is "griller" a word?? Anyway, last night we had beer in the rear chicken. Mmmm, it's good. Have you had it?? It's super easy to make.

You take one of those small fryer chickens. Season with whatever spices you like. My latest fave is the Lawreys chicken & poultry seasoning (bought at Sam's...hence the huge container).

Then you take a can of beer and either drink 1/2 of it or do what I do and give it to your hubby and say "drink a little". Then grab the beer away from your hubby as he attempts to drink the whole thing and you have to run and get another and repeat this step.

I usually take a couple sprigs of rosemary from my garden and crush up a couple cloves of garlic and put that in the beer. Spray the outside of the beer can with Pam (I've had it stick to the innards of the chicken, that's a pain). Then place the chicken butt on top of the beer on the grill and grill for about 45 min-1 hour on low-medium. You might have to do a little balancing act with the chicken but move the legs around a little and it'll sit just fine.

Hey, he looks like he's doing a dance on my grill! hehe

And your chicken will turn out juicy and yummy! The best part? It's super easy and you basically just leave the chicken on the grill to cook. I usually turn it once while it's cooking but that's about it. Now, with my grill I found that I need to keep it cocked open a bit so my chicken doesn't burn too much. I'm finding that my grill tends to flame up a bit cause of the burner cover thingie (that's technical term). Maybe it just needs to be worked in...we'll see. But the good news is that even if the outside burns, the inside stays nice and juicy (but then it defeats the purpose of seasoning so try not to burn it!).

Be careful when taking the chicken off the beer can. The beer gets SUPER hot. A good tip is to turn the grill off so that any beer that splatters won't make your grill flame up.

And that's it. Happy grilling!

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