Wednesday, May 23, 2007

2 Chicks!

We picked up our niece from daycare today so her Mommy and Daddy could go golfing together. Since Baby J.'s mommy said we haven't posted Baby J. in a long time, we thought we had better put her picture on. It sure is harder to take her picture now that she is crawling and moving all the time. We had her for a little over an hour.
We tried something new for dinner tonight.

Laurie found this at Wal*mart. It was marked down to $1.50.

Use a 12 oz. can of your favorite beer or soda, pour out half the contents. (Chris drank 1/2 the can of beer) Place the 1/2 empty can inside the "Chick-CAN" rack. Place the chicken over the can onto the rack. Stuff a small potato or onion in the neck cavity to seal in vapors. Place on a grill. Cook chicken on low-medium heat for 1-2 hours or until skin is golden brown and crisp. You may have to adjust cooking time if your grill runs out of gas in the middle of cooking and you have to take the tank to be refilled. :-(

This is the uncooked chicken. Chris put a spice rub on it a couple hours before he put it on the grill. (garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, adobo, and Canadian Steak Seasoning)

Here is the chicken about 2 hours later.

It was so juicy and flavorful. The skin was spicy and crunchy. (kinda like a Thanksgiving turkeys skin) We will definitely be doing this again.

Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful anniversary comments.


kris said...

Baby J is adorable!!

Beer can chicken is yummy, isn't it? I think the chicken sitting in the pan is a riot. (Glad that 1/2 beer didn't go to waste!) :)

"Early Bird" said...

Paula Deen calls this "beer in the rear chicken"...teehee...your's looks nummy!! :)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hadn't seen the beer can chicken before. Cute kid!

PEA said...

Baby J sure is growing up so fast:-) Soon she'll be walking then running away from the camera! lol Oooooh I have one of those chicken beer can racks but I've never used it yet. Seeing how well yours turned out, I think I will give mine a try now:-) It looks sooo delicious! xox