Mmmm. A simple summer dinner.
(or really any time of year! -30 degree weather doesn’t stop us from BBQ time!)
I bought my first Beer Chicken roaster this summer. I’ve always wanted to cook a whole chicken on the BBQ, and thought this would be the best way to do that.
So for less than $10, I bought one, and am so happy that I did!
Honestly, we have never had a more moist and flavourful chicken! Ever.
I’ve made 3 now, and each came out perfectly.
I came up with my own combination of ingredients, based on the recipe that came with the roaster.
Just simple ingredients I already had on hand.
In this case, the more simple, the better!
What’s For Dinner? BBQ Chicken
- 1 whole chicken (about 3-4 pounds)
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste (I like to use Lawry’s Seasoning Salt!)
- 1 can of beer (I like to use darker beer, as I think it has more flavour)
- a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary (you can use dried too)
- 2-5 cloves of garlic, chopped
- Have your BBQ preheated to medium heat.
- Lightly brush your chicken with olive oil. Season with salt & pepper.
- Empty half of your can of beer into a cup, and set aside (Do not drink it! You still need it!)
- In the can, add your rosemary and garlic.
- Place the can in the centre of the roaster (as in the picture above).
- Then, place your chicken on to the roaster.
- Take the remaining beer, and pour it into the pan of the roaster.
- BBQ on medium heat, with the lid closed until the juices run clear, and the internal temperature is 160-165 degrees (about 20 minutes/lb). My chickens have take a little over an hour. Just watch carefully, and take the temperature occasionally.
- Also, if the wings start to blacken, just tent/cover the chicken with some tin foil.