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Tipsy Chicken

Tipsy Chicken

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    55 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 10 m
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This recipe is a completely redesigned recipe from Beer Can Chicken, sometimes called Drunken Chicken. Beer Can Chicken is used with whole chicken and the beer adds a wonderful flavour, but not a beer flavour. It's hard to describe, but beer seems to enhance the flavor of the spices, and help the other spices permeate deep into the chicken. The alcohol is cooked out, so no worries about intoxication. The problem with Beer Can Chicken is that you can't use it with chicken pieces, only whole chicken; this recipe can be used for chicken pieces. Works well broiled or baked too!

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  • Calories:
  • 415 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 32.9 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 2186 mg
  • 87%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Combine brine ingredients - water, beer, 1/8 cup salt, garlic powder, and onion powder - in a large container, one that is large enough to hold the brine and the chicken. Soak whole chicken in brine for 1 hour.
  2. Soak wood chips in water for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat grill for indirect cooking method. Place wood chips over coals when ready to cook.
  4. In a small bowl, combine cumin, curry, chili powder, pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Rub chicken inside and out with spice mixture.
  5. Place chicken on grill, breast side down. Close lid, and cook for 30 minutes. Turn over, and cook for an additional 25 minutes, or until juices run clear and temperature is 185 degrees in the thickest part of the chicken. Keep the lid closed while cooking for even cooking, and to get more of that smoky flavor.
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WHIDBEYCOOK
19

WHIDBEYCOOK

1/25/2004

This recipe was faster than the time shown. I simply added the chicken to the brine for an hour and spiced it up and then placed it on the grill! The depth of flavor was incredible and I was able to make it with boneless, skinless chicken breasts without the breasts coming out dry!

kari
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kari

4/15/2007

Chicken has great flavor & very tender. I cooked it in the oven, so I also added liquid smoke & 1/3 cup olive oil to seasonings. Thanks for a great recipe!

BECCAP
11

BECCAP

3/7/2011

this chicken was so wonderful! being winter in PA i did not have the option to cook it on the grill, so i improvised with the slow cooker and the chicken was so tender it was completely falling off the bone. i just rubbed the chicken with the spices and put the brine ingredients into the bottom of the crock pot. i also added some whole red potatoes which had amazing flavor and were perfectly cooked at the end of 8 hours on low. great dish!

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