Beer-Can Chicken: And 74 Other Offbeat Recipes For The Grill by Steven Raichlen

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  • Basic beer-can chicken
    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: wood chips; paprika; whole chicken; dark brown sugar; beer
    • Accompaniments: Peach barbecue sauce
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    • Categories: Spice / herb blends & rubs
    • Ingredients: dark brown sugar; paprika
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: whole chicken; dry mustard; dark-colored beer; nutmeg; garlic; ground cumin; hot sauce; paprika; soy sauce; onions; celery seeds; wood chips; Dijon mustard
    • Accompaniments: Dark beer BBQ sauce
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    • Categories: Sauces for poultry
    • Ingredients: Tabasco sauce; onions; liquid smoke; tomato ketchup; bacon; Worcestershire sauce; dark-colored beer; Dijon mustard
    • Accompaniments: Brewmeister's chicken
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Belgian
    • Ingredients: thyme; onions; bay leaves; Belgian beer; whole chicken; wood chips
    • Accompaniments: Carbonnade sauce
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    • Categories: Sauces for poultry
    • Ingredients: tomato paste; honey; beer; chicken stock; scallions; tomatoes; parsley; bay leaves; onions
    • Accompaniments: Chicken carbonnade
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: coarse rock or sea salt; onions; whole cloves; beer; barbecue sauce; wood chips; black peppercorns; whole chicken; paprika; lemons; fresh ginger; bay leaves
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    • Categories: Stocks
    • Ingredients: bay leaves; thyme; garlic; whole cloves; onions; carrots; black peppercorns; celery; parsley; whole chicken; wood chips
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Cajun & Creole
    • Ingredients: Old Bay seasoning; Cajun seasoning; beer; liquid smoke; wood chips; whole chicken
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    • Categories: Spice / herb blends & rubs; Cajun & Creole
    • Ingredients: ground cayenne pepper; paprika; thyme; white peppercorns; dried oregano; onion powder; garlic powder
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Indian
    • Ingredients: ground cumin; cilantro; nutmeg; mace; turmeric; Kingfisher beer; fresh ginger; mustard oil; red onions; ground cardamom; whole chicken; yogurt; lemons; ground cayenne pepper
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Chinese
    • Ingredients: dark sesame oil; soy sauce; fresh ginger; cinnamon sticks; honey; scallions; rice wine; five-spice powder; whole star anise; Asian beer; whole chicken; wood chips
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Scandinavian
    • Ingredients: aquavit; dried dill; dry mustard; beer; garlic powder; wood chips; whole chicken; whole grain mustard
    • Accompaniments: Creamy mustard-dill sauce
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    • Categories: Sauces for poultry
    • Ingredients: dill; sour cream; mayonnaise; dry mustard; whole grain mustard
    • Accompaniments: Chicken aquavit
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Vietnamese
    • Ingredients: fresh ginger; beer; ground coriander; soy sauce; rice wine; ground cinnamon; five-spice powder; whole chicken; dark sesame oil
    • Accompaniments: Spicy peanut sauce
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: whole chicken; beer; truffles; truffle oil
    • Accompaniments: Garlic-truffle cream gravy
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    • Categories: Sauces for poultry
    • Ingredients: truffles; garlic; chicken stock; heavy cream
    • Accompaniments: Truffled chicken
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Greek
    • Ingredients: onions; dried mint; retsina wine; Greek oregano; whole chicken; wood chips
    • Accompaniments: Greek "salsa"
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Greek; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cucumbers; Kalamata olives; red onions; feta cheese; tomatoes; green peppers
    • Accompaniments: Chicken retsina
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Japanese
    • Ingredients: wasabi powder; whole chicken; sesame seeds; sake; dark sesame oil; lemons
    • Accompaniments: Lime "teriyaki" glaze
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    • Categories: Sauces for poultry
    • Ingredients: limes; sugar; soy sauce
    • Accompaniments: Sake chicken
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: chile powder; garlic powder; wood chips; ground cumin; whole chicken; ground cayenne pepper; cola
    • Accompaniments: Cola barbecue sauce
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    • Categories: Sauces for poultry
    • Ingredients: lemons; fresh ginger; A.1. sauce; cola; tomato ketchup; liquid smoke; Worcestershire sauce
    • Accompaniments: Beer-can game hens; Cola-can chicken
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: ginger ale; whole chicken; fresh ginger; wood chips; scallions; dark sesame oil
    • Accompaniments: Ginger barbecue sauce
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Notes about this book

  • mweigang on June 24, 2015

    Housed in garage attic. 6/2015

  • Thredbende on July 31, 2011

    Page 64 Beijing Chicken is really great, both fresh off the grill and as leftovers. I make it with any old beer and this is always a great meal.

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  • ISBN 10 0761120165
  • ISBN 13 9780761120162
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  • Published Dec 27 2002
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Workman Publishing
  • Imprint Workman Publishing

Publishers Text

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.


The perfect gift and 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, each with one criterion--it's got to have a Wow! factor.


Wow! means Saigon Chicken with Lacquered Skin and Spicy Peanut Sauce. Root Beer Game Hens. Beer-Can Turkey. Wow! means Stoned Chicken (it's cooked under a brick), Dirty Steak, Fish on a Board (Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze), Mussels Eclade--grilled under pine needles. Wow! means Potatoes Roasted in the Embers, Grilled Eggs, Wacky Ramaki, Rotisseried Garlic Rolls--even Grilled Yellow Pepper Soup.


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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