Beer-Can Chicken: And 74 Other Offbeat Recipes for the Grill

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Workman Publishing, 2002 - Cooking - 326 pages
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Chicken on a beer can? You bet! When Steven Raichlen, America's barbecue guru, says it's the best grilled chicken he's ever tasted, cooks stop and listen.

An essential addition to every grill jockey's library, Beer-Can Chicken presents 75 must-try beer-can variations and other offbeat recipes for the grill. Recipes such as Saigon Chicken with Lacquered Skin and Spicy Peanut Sauce, Root Beer Game Hens, Beer-Can Turkey (uses the 32-ounce Foster's), Stoned Chicken (it's grilled under a brick), Dirty Steak, Fish on a Board (Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze), Mussels Eclade-grilled under pine needles, Grilled Eggs, Wacky Rumaki, Rotisseried Garlic Rolls-even Grilled Yellow Pepper Soup will have your mouth-watering. Whether on a can, on a stick, under a brick, in a leaf, on a plank, or in the embers, each grilling technique is explained in easy-to-follow steps, with recipes that guarantee no matter how crazy the technique, the results are always outstanding. So pop a cold one and have fun.


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Wow- Chicken has never been so goooood!

User Review  - Eener - Borders

This book is great. Recipes are easy and tasty. There is nothing better than a beer can chicken. Moist and delicious. You will never bake a chicken in your oven again. The recipes are very creative ... Read full review

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User Review  - Grant Sanders - Goodreads

Does beer can chicken deserve its own cookbook? No. But the idea of beer can chicken is so fun and delicious, it deserves at least a whole book worth of hype. You will likely only cook one or two of ... Read full review

Selected pages


CanDo Grilling
The Offbeat Grill
Getting Started
Frequently Asked Questions About BeerCan Chicken
A Note About Basic Ingredients
BeerCan Chicken
Basic BeerCan Chicken
SugarGrilled Steaks
Rubys Brisket
Doughnut Burgers
Cardiologists Nightmare
Fish out of Water
RosemaryTuna Fish Sticks
Mahimahi on Sugarcane
Spicy Thai Swordfish Sticks

Brewmeisters Chicken
Chicken Carbonnade
Brined Big Boy
Cousin Robs Cajun Chicken
BeerCan Tandoori
Beijing Chicken
Chicken Aquavit
Lacquered Saigon Chicken
Truffled Chicken
Chicken Retsina
Sake Chicken
Beerless Birds
ColaCan Chicken
Ginger Ale Chicken
CelRay Chicken
Black Cherry Soda Chicken
Peach Nectar Chicken
Pilgrim Chicken
Lemonade Chicken
Thai Coconut Chicken
Iced Tea Chicken
Other Birds Meet the Can
Pineapple Juice Quail
Quail on a Throne
Partridge in a Pear Can
BeerCan Game Hens
Root Beer Game Hens
Duckling a lOrange
Peking Duck
BeerCan Turkey
Birds off the Can
Welders Chicken
Stoned Chicken
Game Hens Under Bricks
ToadStyle Chicken
Diabolical Chicken
Offbeat Meat
Dirty Steaks
HaySmoked Steaks
Running Amok
Fish Grilled on a Board
Whole Fish in a Salt Crust
Mussels Grilled with Pine Needled
Barbecued Clams
On the Side
Grilled Artichokes
KielbasaBarbecued Cabbage
Corn Roaster in the Husk
Caviar on the Coals
Grilled Horn Peppers
Pepper Soup on the Grill
Potatoes in the Embers
Hash on the Half Shell
Red White and Blue Potato Salad
You Can Grill What?
SesameGrilled Nori
Wacky Rumaki
ProsciuttoGrilled Prunes
Salsa on the Coals
Grilled Provolone
Camembert on a Plank
Mozarella Smores
Grilled Eggs
Grill Masters Breakfast
RotisserieGrilled Garlic Rolls
Barbecued Tofu
Just Desserts
Grilled Pound Cake
Glazed Doughnuts
Peaches n Cream
Coconut Custard in Coconut Shells
Baked Hawaii
Grilled Fruit Smoothie
MailOrder Sources
Conversion Tables

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About the author (2002)

Steven Raichlen has written more than a dozen cookbooks. He wrote The Barbecue! Bible, based on his travels through 25 countries and his love of live-fire cooking. In 1996, Raichlen's High-Flavor, Low-Fat Vegetarian Cookbook won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Vegetarian Cookbook.

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