Beds BBQ Beer Can Chicken in “Keith’s Corner”

Friday, August 3, 2012 @ 11:08 AM
Lee Phillips

We got that Friday feeling today, so a trip down the shops and we have the Chicken, rolls and Camembert for the perfect lunch, thanks to Keith, our resident top BBQ Chef!

Step 1. Prep chicken, you can if required add garlic, here we have used a free range corn fed chicken.

Step 2. On a chicken roaster, fill a small 330ml can with any beer approx. half full.

Step 3. Soak your preferred wood chips in water for 30 minutes

Step 4. Set the barbecue for cooking indirect and in the centre place a large drip tray under the cooking grill, you will need to remove 1 or 2 flavour bars depending on the barbecue, for charcoal, sit your briquettes to the left and right side, and drip tray in the middle.

Step 5. After soaking, fill a smoker tube, or box with the soaked chips, we have used Napoleon’s smoker tube.

Step 6. Place the smoker tube or box to one side of your grill, again under the cooking grill.

Step 7. Over the drip tray, put your chicken on the grill, brush lightly with oil, and close the lid, the barbecue should be set at 200°C (400°F).

Now leave the chicken for 1½ to 2 hours

In the meantime you can prep a really tasty side, that will go perfectly with the Chicken and crusty bread rolls:

Get a pack of Camembert cheese in the wooden packaging, note that the whole box needs to be wood and not card.

Step 1. Take a clove of garlic, peel and slice, then slice each piece in half

Step 2. Take the Camembert from its wooden box and unwrap, then place back in the box and with a sharp knife make small incisions and insert your small pieces of garlic.

Step 3. Put to one side, this will be grilled at the end when the Chicken is nearly done.

Return to your Chicken after 1½ hours at 200°C and check it’s thoroughly cooked

Now check that the Chicken is cooked, remove from the barbecue and leave to stand for 5 minutes before carving and serving, whilst your Chicken is resting, you can place your Camembert on the grill to warm through, place in the same place as your Chicken, on an indirect heat for 10 minutes.

Both dishes are now cooked and ready to enjoy.

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