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My First Beer Can Chicken

Tonight I made a beer can chicken for the first time on the Big Green Egg.  I’ve been on a grilling hiatus since December 31st.  For some reason that I’m not aware of I have been taking a break…  Glad to be back.  I used several BGE toys for the first time including the sittin’ chicken, iGrill and some of my new tools that I got for Christmas.  It was pretty easy; I simply rubbed the chicken with lemon pepper from the Fresh Market, filled the sittin’ chicken with a beer, put the chicken on top and stuffed the neck with some quartered onions.  I cooked it on the Big Green Egg for about an hour and a half at 375 give or take.

Beer Can Chicken on Big Green Egg

The iGrill was awesome and totally eliminated the need to open the egg while it was cooking.  My phone went off when the temperature was 170 degrees and we were done.  It was simple and the taste was amazing.  I was not expecting the boys to eat it, but they devoured it!  When we were done at the table they both went to the counter and picked the chicken apart until it was gone.  The chicken cost $7.94 at the Fresh Market… now that’s money well spent.

Beer Can Chicken on Big Green Egg

 This was a very simple recipe as I didn’t want to get too involved the first time through, but the flavor was right on with so little effort.  There are more extravagant rubs that will probably make it even better, and you have to think a different beer could enhance the flavor as well.  We shall see.

Grilled Chicken Flatbread Sandwich

In one of my former lives I was a cook at a restaurant called the Rocky Mountain Oyster.  The Rocky Mountain Oyster was is located under the Mangy Moose in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  We mainly served breakfast and lunch to folks heading out to ski at Teton Village.  My absolute favorite dish to make and to eat was this grilled chicken sandwich served on a thick flatbread, wrapped up with lettuce, tomato and a creamy dressing.  This week it popped back into my head and I decided to try and replicate it for dinner.  Here is how I made it:

*Sliced grilled chicken breast marinated with Lawry’s Mediterranean Herb & White Wine 30 minute Marinade and McCormick Montreal Chicken Seasoning.
*Shredded lettuce mixed with Marzetti Sweet Italian Dressing
*Sliced Tomatoes and Vidalia Onions

All wrapped in a piece of white flatbread heated on the grill.

While it was not exactly like the original, it was really good, easy to make and brought back great memories.