Friday, January 14, 2011
Move rack to the lower 1/3 of the oven. Preheat oven to 400. Rinse a small Whole Roasting Chicken (mine was just under $7) and S&P the cavity of the chicken as well as the outside. Open a 12 oz Can of Beer. Drink a few sips and add a few Garlic Cloves and any Herbs that interest you. Put can of beer in a roasting pan. Place chicken over the can, legs facing downward and use the legs for stability. Carefully place in oven. After 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 350. Cook for another 1 1/4 hours. Let rest before carving. Carefully remove chicken from can without tipping it over. A quick au jus and be made from the drippings. Cut apart the legs, wings, and thighs in order to slice the breasts. Another option is to serve all parts cut up. To do this, remove legs, wings and thighs. The back can be removed from the thighs and discarded after any useful meat is removed. The breasts can be separated at the top netting 8 pieces. Serve with mashed potatoes and a fresh vegetable....oh, and beer.