Beer Can Chicken

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Beer Can Chicken

Beer can chicken is our favorite way to cook chicken on the grill. Every time we use this recipe to cook a whole chicken,  it turns out moist and delicious. I always hope to have leftovers, but we rarely do! Living in Las Vegas we are lucky enough to be able to use our outdoor grill year round.  One of my favorite foods to cook on the grill, though, is Beer Can Chicken.  The skin comes out crisp on all sides  and the meat is perfectly moist. Don't let the "beer" can part fool you! You can use any kind of liquid you'd like - wine, water, soda, chicken broth, etc. In a small bowl, make your rub.  We use olive oil and spices, but any oil or even melted butter will work.  We generally use the same spices, but feel free to use your favorites. Even just salt and pepper alone results in a delicious grilled chicken. Prepare your chicken by removing all the innards.  Wash and pat dry, if you want.  Place the chicken on a platter. The best way to get flavor in the ... [read more]

My Favorite Summer Meals

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I try to make summer meals quick and easy so I don't spend my evenings in the kitchen! I also do my best not to heat up the house. I have rounded up some of our favorite summer meals including ribs, beef, chicken and seafood!   During the summer I change my cooking methods drastically.  I do my best not to turn on an oven unless absolutely necessary.  We do a lot of grilling and eat a lot of salads.  You can mix and match these recipes to make a nice summer meal or just use one as springboard for your own creative menu.   Beer Can Chicken - This is great for a crowd and it's my favorite way to cook a whole chicken!  Don't feel like you have to use beer or even a can.  Any liquid will do and we have used glass bottles successfully.   Sashimi Salmon with Coleslaw - If you like sushi, you will LOVE this salmon! It's a no cook summer favorite. The coleslaw sounds a little odd, but it's amazing with the salmon. This dish only takes about 20-30 minutes to ... [read more]