Ginger 'Beer Can' Chicken

Trust us when we say that this recipe for "Ginger 'Beer Can' Chicken" will give you a whole new meaning to your BBQ nights with friends. You donít always have to prepare the usual burgers and sausages on the grill for these kinds of nights, a whole chicken is also something that you and your buddies could enjoy. We found this idea from a website called My Recipes and we think that youíre going to love it because of the many recipes they have for their site visitors. They are very organized when it comes to the meals, recipes and dishes that one would want to prepare.

They have everything from quick and easy meals, food for kids and even a separate tab just for grilling recipes. They also have step by step short videos for you to watch, so you could easily learn how to cook their recipes. For this dish, you will need a disposable aluminum baking pan, preferably 13 x 9 inches. The recipe ingredients are easy to find and some of them might already be in your pantry. You will need some kosher salt, paprika, sugar, black pepper, ground ginger, ground red pepper, a whole chicken and about two cans of ginger ale. The sauce that you will make from these ingredients will be the one responsible for flavoring your chicken.

Now, make sure that you know how to prepare your griller. Heat it to 400 degrees Fahrenheit up to 475 degrees Fahrenheit to make sure that your chicken will be cooked right. Just have that heat on one side of the grill and be sure that the other side is left unlit. You must also place the disposable baking pan underneath the grill grate. Put aside 3/4 of the ginger ale from each one of the cans so you can use it for the glaze recipe. Now place the chicken upright onto each of the soda cans, placing the can into the cavity of the chicken. You will want to pull the legs of each chicken forward so that you form a tripod.

Pour water to a depth of 1 inch into disposable pan. Place chickens upright on unlit side of grill above pan. Now you can grill with the barbecue grill closed, opening occasionally so you can rotate the chickens. This ginger beer can chicken recipe takes about an hour and 20 minutes to an hour and 30 minutes to complete, or just gauge with a meat thermometer inserted into the chicken in the thickest part of the meat and read a 165 degree Fahrenheit temperature, or you can cook the chicken until it is golden brown, whatever you prefer.

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