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Chicken On a Beer Can

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  Limes 4 , juiced
  Jalapeno pepper 4 , chopped (Fresh)
  Chipotle peppers 7 Ounce (In Adobo)
  Lime juice 4 Tablespoon
  Garlic 10 Clove (50 gm)
  Salt To Taste
  Chopped jalapeno peppers 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pepper To Taste
  Cumin 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped cilantro 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped red onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

2. take one whole chicken (around 5 lbs), rinse and pat dry. Rub the whole chicken with some olive oil, just enough to coat it. Separate the skin from the meat by running your fingers in between the skin and meat, being careful not to tear the skin up (this helps the skin crisp up better when cooking).

3. Spread the blended marinade all over the outside of the chicken, between the skin and meat, and in the cavity. Place in a Ziploc bag and marinade in fridge overnight.

4. Once coals are red hot in a chimney, spread around the outside of a Weber, leaving no coals directly in the center, under where the chicken will be placed.

5. Take chicken out and pat dry the skin.

6. Place a half empty beer can (whatever kind is good to chug half of, go cheap, it makes no difference in flavor, especially not with this marinade) in the cavity of the chicken and prop in the center of the grill like a tri-pod consisting of both legs and the can.

7. Cover grill, leaving all vents open.

8. Check every 30 min to make sure bird is cooking evenly. Meat will get done early, but fat needs to melt out of skin and will keep meat moist by basting it as it melts out. Bird will be ready to go in about 2 hours, the skin should be crispy to the point that it seems almost hard.

9. Pull the bird off and enjoy; the bones should easily pull out.

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Main Dish
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 138 Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.9%

Saturated Fat 0.11 g0.54%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 794.7 mg33.1%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28.1%

Sugars 5.9 g

Protein 4 g8.9%

Vitamin A 35.1% Vitamin C 72.2%

Calcium 8.6% Iron 19.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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