Sunday, November 9, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

This week is going to be a busy one for us. Matt is getting all lined up for deer hunting next weekend and I'm getting ready to go to the Cities this weekend as well. Here is the menu plan for this week:

Monday- Beer Can Chicken and Garlic Mashed potatoes

Tuesday- Pork Chops and Stuffing Bake and Corn

Wednesday-Walking Tacos

Thursday-Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Friday-Out of Town

Saturday-Out of Town


Beer Can Chicken ( I found this at )

You will need:
Whole Chickens, rinsed and patted dry - 2 Each

Butter, soften - 2 Sticks

Famous Dave’s Country roast seasoning - 1 Tbls

Kosher Salt - 1 Tbls

Black Pepper - 1 Tsp

Cans of beer, 12 oz - 2 Cans
Prepare grill or smoker to 325 degrees.
Add soften butter and Famous Dave’s country roast seasoning to bowl and mix until all seasoning is incorporated into butter.
Place chicken breast side up on sheet pan. Without tearing skin, slide fingers between skin and breast to loosen. Work seasoned butter in between skin and breasts on both sides.Rub remaining seasoned butter on skin of chicken, don’t forget the legs.Season both chickens with salt and pepper.
Place roasting pan in smoker or grill. Open beer and place cans into roasting pans. Add 1 cup of water to pan. Place chickens onto beer cans.
Cover smoker or grill and maintain a temperature of 325 degrees. Roast for 20 minutes.After 20 minutes Baste chicken with juices that collect in the bottom of pan every 10 minutes until chicken reaches temperature of 170 degrees at thigh. About 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Remove Chicken from beer can and place breast side up on clean sheet pan. Cover loosely with foil and let sit for 10 minutes before carving.
Meanwhile skim of fat from juices in roasting pan. Let juices reduce by half. Taste for seasoning and pour over carved chicken.Don’t forget the Famous Dave’s BBQ Sauce!
Makes 2 whole Chickens

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Your chicken recipe sounds good. I have a great roasted beer can chicken recipe as well, with roasted new potatoes and fennel. THanks for sharing!