Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Bite with Belkys: Beer Can Chicken from Ireland's Steak House
A South Florida chef is sharing his secret for a great tasting chicken -- it requires a can of your favorite beer. Time to grab A Bite With Belkys.
The Chef: Bob Axenfeld
The Dish: Beer Can Chicken
The Restaurant: Ireland's Steak House in the Hyatt Regency
- 3 1/2 - 4 lbs. Chicken
- 1 tbsp of Poultry Seasoning
- Black Pepper
- 1 tbsp of Garlic Powder
- 1 can of Beer
- 1/2 cup of White Vinegar
- 1/2 cup of Apple Juice
- 1 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbsp of Lemon Juice
Method of Preparation:
-First, rinse and pat dry the chicken. Then, remove any fatty lumps in the cavity.
-Next, combine poultry seasoning with salt, black pepper and garlic powder and season the chicken inside and out.
-Now, pop the tab off a clean beer can. Then, poke about six to seven holes on the lid and add a spoon of the remaining seasoning over the top of the can. Make sure to do this in an ovenproof pan because it will get messy.
-Put the chicken over the beer can, so that it is standing upright. Then, place it in a 325-degree oven for about an hour and a half.
-Meanwhile, start making the sauce. Begin by mixing white vinegar, apple juice, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice into a pot.
-Next, heat it over the stove for about five minutes. Use the sauce to baste the chicken about every 20 minutes.
-When the bird is ready, remove the beer can and slice the chicken up.
To Plate the Dish:
Plate the dish with your favorite rice. Chef Bob likes to garnish with some fresh watercress and sweet roasted peppers.
Serving Suggestion: A glass of your favorite beer
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference & Spa
250 Racquet Club Road
Weston, FL 33326
Weston Food and Wine Festival
The Grape Merchant
1719 Main Street
Weston, FL 33336