BEER-CAN CHICKEN RACK WITH DRIP PAN by Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue
Guess what? There's a beer can in that chicken's butt. Food Loves Beer Editors | June 6, 2014
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STEVEN RAICHLEN BEST OF BARBECUE BEER-CAN CHICKEN RACK WITH
The first time we had beer-can chicken was several years ago at a friend's rooftop fourth of July celebration. It was the funniest thing we'd ever seen. Who would put a beer can inside a chicken, and why? We just couldn't stop snickering. It didn't make any sense... until we tasted it. It was delicious -- moist juicy meat with crispy, tasty skin. Okay, the reasoning became a bit more clear, but we still weren't exactly convinced it was a good idea. We were pretty sure the ink on beer cans wasn't food grade, and we couldn't help wondering how many chemicals seeped into the chicken as it cooked. Also, the whole contraption looked pretty wobbly like at any moment that bird was going to topple over and burst into flames. Call us cautious, but cooking a chicken on a beer can seemed like an accident waiting to happen.
Enter Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Beer-Can Chicken Rack with Drip Pan. This stainless steel pan is a well-made alternative to that questionable beer can. Its sturdy construction, and stable square design ensures that your bird stays upright. The drip pan collects the juices and prevents flare-ups. There's even a non-reactive (stainless-steel) canister to hold the beer. It's small enough to fit on any size grill and has two side handles for trouble-free lifting. Best of all, it's dishwasher-safe, making cleanup quick and easy.