Beer Can Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Pickled Vidalia Onions
|Olive oil||3 Tablespoon|
|Dijon mustard||2 Tablespoon|
|Light brown sugar||1 Tablespoon|
|Chili powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped|
|Whole chicken||3 1⁄2 Pound, rinsed and patted dry (1 Chicken)|
|Freshly ground black pepper||To Taste|
|Beer||15 Ounce (1 Can)|
|For sweet and spicy pickled vidalia onions|
|Vidalia onion||1 Large, thinly sliced crosswise|
|Apple cider vinegar||1 Tablespoon|
|Kosher salt||1 Teaspoon|
|Cayenne pepper||1 Pinch|
1. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, mustard, brown sugar, chili powder, and garlic.
2. Season the chicken generously inside and out with salt and pepper. Slather the chicken inside and out with the mustard mixture.
3. Prepare the grill for indirect grilling (see page 22) and preheat to medium-high heat.
4. Pop open the beer can and pour out (or slurp up) the top 2 inches of beer. Place the beer can on a solid surface away from the grill. Place the bird cavity over the beer can.
5. Stand the chicken and beer upright on the grill grate. Close the cover and cook until the juices run clear when the chicken is pricked in the thigh with a fork, about 11⁄4 hours.
6. Remove the chicken from the grill and let stand for 10minutes before carving. Serve with Sweet and Spicy Pickled Vidalia Onions.
Sweet and Spicy PickledVidalia Onions
Makes 2 cups pickled onions
Place the onion in a bowl. Toss with the vinegar, salt, cayenne, and sugar. Let the mixture stand for at least 30 minutes before serving.
This recipe has been excerpted from THE DEEN BROS. GET FIRED UP: Grilling, Tailgating, Picnicking, and More. To purchase visit www.thedeenbros.com.