Found some whole chickens on sale a couple of days ago and the first thing that came to mind was........Beer Can Chicken and Beer Sauce! When I got my birds home, I thoroughly rinsed them with cold water - patted them dry - seasoned them up and on my barrel smoker they went! After preparing my chicken I washed down my work area, cutting board, butcher knife and everything that came in contact with the bird with HOT soapy water (with a couple drops of bleach in it) BEFORE I started on my side dishes.
I smoked my chicken with cherry wood to an IT of 165 - cooked low and slow for about 3 hours......I served my chicken with buttered sautéed carrots/French beans, tossed green salad, drizzled with Beer Sauce. Served with several glasses of white wine on the side......here's my chicken Q-views
I removed the chicken from the bones and will be freezing those bones for another use....like making my homemade "smoked chicken broth" - really good in soups and beans! I removed and discarded the skin......Why buy store bought chicken broth that is loaded with so many preservatives (with names you can't even pronounce) when you can make your own chicken broth.............just saying! I ALWAYS have homemade chicken broth in my freezer ready to use anytime! Josie - SVB
Edited by SmokinVegasBaby - 9/16/13 at 3:32pm