Sam Can Chicken Recipe

Sam Can Chicken Recipe
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Sam Can Chicken
Samuel Adams

Sam Can Chicken

Be the winner at this weekend's tailgate with this fantastic recipe by Chef David Burke.

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5
Servings
56
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 whole fryer chicken (approximately 3 to 5 pounds) with giblets removed
  • One 12-ounce can of Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • 1 Cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon for fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Directions

Create the chicken marinade by mixing all the ingredients, except for the chicken, in a mixing bowl. Next, add the chicken to marinade and marinate for 2 hours.

Heat the grill (on high, or until coals are ready for cooking). Open the can of Sam Adams Boston Lager. Remove 1 tablespoon of beer from the can. Using a grill fork or knife, punch a few holes in the top of the can. Place your chicken right side up on the can. It should sit up straight. (TIP: Be sure to place the beer can as far into the chicken as you can, as if you were balancing the chicken on the can.) Cut a small hole at the top of the chicken to allow steam to go in and out. Then, place a stainless steel funnel over the top of the chicken and cover the funnel hole with foil (this will allow steam to circulate and keep the chicken moist).

Place the beer can chicken in the middle of the grill and close the grill. Let the chicken cook for about 1 hour or until the meat reaches the temperature of 165 degrees.

For conventional ovens: Set the oven to 375 degrees. and cook the chicken on the bottom rack. Cook for 1 hour 20 minutes.

 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
38mg
4%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
95mg
14%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
2297mg
100%
Water
33g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.