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Roasted Soda Can Chicken

Roasted Soda Can Chicken

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    2 h
  • Ready In

    2 h 30 m
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A different take on the typical beer can chicken. I inject the butter-based rub under the skin for better flavor. The steam from the liquid makes this moist and tender.

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  • Calories:
  • 501 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 30.5 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 15g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 41.3 g
  • 83%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 150 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 253 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove the giblets and rinse chicken inside and out with water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Stir together butter, brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper, and half the lemon juice in a bowl. Rub the mixture over the entire chicken, including the cavity and beneath the skin.
  3. Discard 1/2 of soda, leaving the rest in the can, and pour the remaining lemon juice into the can. Place the can on a baking sheet, and set the chicken upright on the can, inserting it into the cavity of the chicken. Plug the neck opening of the chicken with the onion and a squeezed lemon half to retain steam.
  4. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). Remove the chicken from the oven, discard the soda can, and cover chicken with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing.
  5. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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ADZELL
77

ADZELL

4/4/2010

This chicken was super! I did not change much, just made a few alterations. I added an extra clove of garlic, let it sit in the fridge for about 2 hours after I rubbed it down so it could marinate a little & also added a little bit of cilantro to the lemon/soda can. Chicken turned out super moist & very, very tasty. Will totally make again! ***REVISION FROM 2/2009*** In response to the slightly obnoxious post below; I only had Sprite in a 2 liter, so pulled a can out of my recycle bin (which would apparently be a Diet Pepsi can), washed it out and threw the sprite in there. Sorry I didn't clarify before, but I didn't stop to think that people would 1) stare so hard and scrutinze a pic of roasted chicken and 2) actually feel the need to call someone out on a cooking website about it. Hope that clears things up for anyone who was confused!

MissyMayI
28

MissyMayI

12/30/2010

This is such a versatile recipe in that you can use multiple liquids to enhance the flavor. I have used various sodas, beer, fruit juices, and broths. The trick is the can- it is the stand. So if you want a more savory chicken use beers, for a sweeter chicken use juices and citrus sodas (mountain dew works well) and for less complex though flavorful chicken use broths. The super tiny juice cans work great for Cornish Hens.

TLEIGHBAKER
15

TLEIGHBAKER

6/5/2011

I used this recipe because I thought it was neat that you could roast it in the oven, it was winter at the time, and I had only had it on the grill made by my mother up until that point. It turned out awesome. I usually eyeball my ingredients, but what I had done differently, was I added a lemon juice (from a whole lemon) to the soda I used (I think ginger ale) to the can that it roasted on, and I rubbed the other stuff underneath the skin. Either way, it was a great recipe, and I'm going to use it as a base for tonight, although I'm going to use actual beer.

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