Yum yum! We were very lucky to have nice (rain-free) weather on Saturday for an intimate family dinner that involved the grill 😀 Adam told me for his birthday that it had been a while since I had made beer chicken. I kept that in the back of my head and decided that I wanted to make it this past weekend. The weather kept saying that it was going to rain all weekend so I was kind of bummed because I had purchased the ingredients before checking the weather. All these things are okay to bake but grilling just really makes it taste right. Anyway, I am really grateful that the rain stayed at bay while we grilled and that it was 60F (it snowed today btw… crazy!).
So here it is!
- Chicken (I used drumsticks but you can use what ever chicken parts you like)
- Beer (I used the Trader Joe's Dark Beer from Mexico but you can use your favorite)
- ½ an onion sliced
- 6 garlic cloves smashed
- Place the chicken in a glass pan (like a Pirex). Make sure that the walls are as tall or taller than the chicken. Slice up the onion and crush the garlic cloves. Place the chicken in the Pirex then add the onions and garlic. Open up the beer and pour it over the chicken. Use enough beer to cover most of the chicken (2-4 bottles depending on the size of the pan). Let the chicken sit overnight in the fridge (rotate the chicken bits every few hours). On the day you are grilling pre-heat the grill to medium high. Add chicken to the grill and reduce temperature to around medium (follow FDA Cooking Regulations for safe cooking based on chicken body part and size. Always make sure to check the chicken before eating it. The juices need to be clear! )
1 large green pepper
1 can of cubed pineapple (use fresh when you can but I had canned and used that)
8 Metal Skewers (we burnt the wooden ones haha)
Wash the pepper and orange and cut them in large cubes. If you are using canned pineapple drain the liquid first. Then put them on the skewers in this order (or what order you want is fine too): Pepper, pineapple, orange, pineapple,pepper.
2 bags of baby red potatoes from Trader Joe’s (each bag weighs 1lb)
7 fresh sprigs of Rosemary
6 garlic cloves sliced
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
Pre-heat the oven broiler to 375F. Wash the potatoes very well with soap and water to remove any dirt off of them. Peel the skin off of the garlic and slice. Chop the potatoes (see below) and place them in a large glass Pirex. Add garlic and rosemary (see below) and coat with the olive oil. Put the potatoes in the oven and then set the timer for 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes are done stir the potatoes then broil for another 20 minutes. Pretty much bake til the potatoes have a nice crust on them and are soft in the middle. Sprinkle with some salt and enjoy!
“Mmmmmm is that chicken I smell?” – Leela