Originally uploaded by Alanmine.
I have always wanted try this because it just seemed so cool. Roast a chicken on the grill by sticking a can of beer up the chicken's...er...anyway I came upon a chicken courtesy of my parents. I don't actually drink beer so I made a trip to the local liquor store and got a six pack (hence the cheap stuff you see in the picture). Like a lot of people, my wife has a problem with sticking your hand inside of various poultry. I don't really mind that part, but sticking that can up in there was an interesting experience. Actually, trying to figure out how to yank it out was pretty interesting as well...Fun exercise, and pretty good chicken, but I don't really understand the science of it (which as you know by now, is important to me). I really like that I don't have the buy one of those chicken roaster stands that they sell. I know that the beer would provide moisture and I guess the alcohol adds that certain taste. What I want to know is, can I use cans of other beverages for different flavor and similar effects? I have never seen a recipe using a can of Coke or root beer. Where is Alton Brown when you need him...(or did I just miss that episode?)