What's better than a beer can chicken? Why that would be two beer can chickens, of course. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of good ol' fashioned common sense to create a kitchen contrivance worthy of taking on the shiniest of kitchen gadgets. Here there is no touch screen, no icons, not even any need for electricity (assuming of course you have a gas oven and a fresh-as-can-be chicken), but this piece of kitchen cookware can stand up to anything else.
If my prediction for beer-can chicken gaining in popularity doesn't come true, I have a backup plan: fondue. The once-popular, and practically mandatory, party accessory seems to be making a comeback. In a world where Internet fads come and go like the dying breeze, I see no reason why the fondue party cannot once again dominate the casual get-together scene. Any planned interaction at a party serves two purposes: first to keep your guests entertained, but more importantly, set activities act as an ice-breaker.
I'm going to make a bold prediction: bacon may well have been the favorite food obsession of the Internet during 2008, but beer can chicken is going to wrestle the mantle away this year. Of course, we won't know the results of this delicious statement well until mid-summer, but all the signs are there. We have seen a recent explosion of interest in the cooking method, and now we are seeing more products designed to deliver the classic meal. From ceramic cookers looking to mimic the process to simple devices resembling colanders or mesh steamers, the fact is … Read more
If you've ever had beer can chicken you know how good it can be. Normally made on the grill, the chicken literally rests on top of an open beer can. The steam generated by the heated beer flavors and moistens the chicken, while the fat drips off. Your guests gather round and watch as the whole contraption cooks away. So, it's dinner and a show.
For those times when the whole can process seems like too much, there's an alternative. This deep-dish chicken cooker replicates the method, albeit not the experience. Sometimes the simple and easy way … Read more
Maybe it's because I grew up in Texas, but I always thought the beauty of beer-can chicken was that it used materials you had on hand: a can of whatever beer you're drinking, a rimmed baking sheet or foil cake pan, and a grill. So it was with some amusement I read about this $25 stainless beer-can chicken rack on Kitchen Contraptions.
Turns out, there are plenty of other vertical roasting pans out there, from the simple $15 Cameron Cookware Chicken Beer Roaster to the deluxe Williams-Sonoma Stainless Steel Vertical Chicken Roaster ($30, pictured). Weber makes a $35 nonstick version … Read more