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Old 06-10-2011, 12:41 PM   #11
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Tonight will be my first attempt at beer can chicken. What ideas do you guys have for seasonings for this? Some recipes say just basic salt pepper, etc. And other recipes say to use a rub. What do you think? Thanks.
Since this is your first time, I'd recommend keeping it simple, just s&p. The beer adds a lot of flavor to the meat.
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Thanks to you both. You are so quick! :). I do have the ingredients for the rub, and I am still deciding if I should go with that or just s&p. What kind of beer do you suggest?
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:01 PM   #13
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I'm cooking grilled chicken drumsticks. Any suggestions in sauces and side dishes? ;-)
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:09 PM   #14
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Thanks to you both. You are so quick! :). I do have the ingredients for the rub, and I am still deciding if I should go with that or just s&p. What kind of beer do you suggest?
The only time I had BCC it was made with Budweiser. It was very good. I'd guess any good beer. Like they say with wine, cook with what you like to drink.

If I were to make it now, I'd probably go with something special so I could enjoy the rest of the 6 or 12 pack.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:16 PM   #15
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The only time I had BCC it was made with Budweiser. It was very good. I'd guess any good beer. Like they say with wine, cook with what you like to drink.

If I were to make it now, I'd probably go with something special so I could enjoy the rest of the 6 or 12 pack.
Guess I will have my son get whatever he wants to drink. I don't drink beer ( allergic to the hops or something), but he sure does like it! Thanks.
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I'm cooking grilled chicken drumsticks. Any suggestions in sauces and side dishes? ;-)
I would go with a mop. Wedge potaoes and onions in a tinfoil pie plate.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:40 PM   #17
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Thanks to you both. You are so quick! :). I do have the ingredients for the rub, and I am still deciding if I should go with that or just s&p. What kind of beer do you suggest?
My rub is like the one Rock posted, but without the sugar and onion powder.
Also, after I mix up the rub in a bowl, I add just enough worcestershire to make it a paste and rub the bird with that. It works very well.

And I love beer, but not in my beer can chicken My favorite liquid is white pop, like sprite or 7 up. Or white wine with herbage like rosemary or something.
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Thanks Pacanis, the white wine is a great idea too. Sounds like I will be making this chicken several times before I decide how we like it best. Tonight I will go with beer and I am thinking s&p and maybe a little something else for some kick. I will save the rub and the 7-up and the wine for other times, but all the ideas are great. Maybe a little cayenne tonight, but not so much as to hide the flavor from the beer. So many chickens running around in my head. :D
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Take-out for us tonight. To lazy to cook.

SO will have a turkey club and I'll have a steak bomb and spicy fries.
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Steak bomb? What is that?

I'm still trying to get a fix on how many will be home for dinner. I'm thinking it will be 3 of us. If so...its going to be cod. Unbattered, fried in bacon grease and sprinkled with s&p. I am off to the produce market so I'll see what I find for our veggie tonight.

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