Sam Can Chicken Recipe

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Sam Can Chicken Recipe
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
487
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.

 

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
43%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
138mg
46%
Protein
39g
78%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
78µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.7%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
39.4%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.3%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
46mg
5%
Fiber
0.6g
2.6%
Folate (food)
25µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
25µg
6%
Iron
3mg
14%
Magnesium
82mg
20%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
14mg
70%
Phosphorus
373mg
53%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
625mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.8%
Sodium
2998mg
100%
Sugars, added
7g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.5%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
20%

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