Fried pickles, drunk chicken, crawfishin’ in the creek

No doubt about it… What I love about the south!

Last summer, Susan (Paul’s sister) bought him a Drunk Chicken stand for the grill.  For those of you not familiar with “Drunk Chicken”, the steps will be outlined below.  We tried it a couple of times last summer and it always turned out, and made a really delicious meal!  Now that Spring is finally here, I requested Drunk Chicken for dinner.  It takes awhile to make, so last night Paul pulled out all the materials and fired up the grill to make dinner….  Needless to say, it was DELICIOUS!!

Drunk Chicken:

Step 1:  Drink 1/2 a can of beer (you can substitute soda) and place the can in the metal rack.

Classy Beer in the Rack

Classy Beer in the Rack

Step 2:  Place whole Chicken over the beer on the Rack.  If there is an opening at the neck, you can place a small onion or potato in it to keep all juices in the chicken while grilling.

Chicken on the Rack

Chicken on the Rack

Step 3: Add spices/dry rub to the chicken for additional flavor.  We also put some liquid smoke on/in the chicken to add a smokey flavor to the meat

Paul adding the dry rub

Paul adding the dry rub

Ready for the grill...

Ready for the grill...

Step 4: Now the Chicken goes on the grill.  We place it on the grill just as it looks in the above picture (cookie sheet and all).  The directions say to place the chicken on one side of the grill with the burner off, and leave the other burner on low/medium-low.  Then you check it and make sure that the meat in the thigh reads at least 180 degrees before taking it off the grill.  It usually takes about 2 hours.  Sometimes we have to rotate the chicken half way through because one side gets done before the other.

All ready to start grilling...

All ready to start grilling...

Finished product.

Finished product.

Step 5:  This is the one step we haven’t quite mastered yet, getting the chicken off the rack.  Each time we do it a little bit different.  So far we have found that doing the following steps works best:  puncture the can and let the rest of the liquid drain out, (this part requires 2 people) hold the metal rack down with two forks while the other person uses two forks to lift the chicken off the rack.  Transfer to a plate/platter and carve!  (Since both of us were required for the transfer there are no pictures)

Step 6:  Eat and Enjoy!!  (Baby Berger was hungry so there was no time for pictures at this point either…  I promise next time we will pause to take some!)

I definitely recommend trying to make your own Drunk Chicken.  It is quite delicious, and just one more thing “I love about the South”

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One Response to “Fried pickles, drunk chicken, crawfishin’ in the creek”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    I want some drunk chicken it looks very tasty!!

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