Beer Can Chicken

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As summer draws to an end, many of you may be looking for an easy and healthy weeknight dinner. One of our “We Love Weeknights” favorites is the Roast Provençal Chicken (on page 231 of the guide), but with a summertime twist: cook it on the grill over a can of beer. No muss, no fuss . . . Effortless!

Beer Can Chicken

Serves 4


¼ cup herbes de Provence
¼ cup olive oil
2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tbsp salt
½ tbsp pepper
1 3½—4 lb chicken
1 12-oz can of beer

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Tips & Quips

KAYCROWN Turkey Lifter Forks

Ed has found that handling the chicken is easier with these handy turkey lifters.

available here



Members, look for The Dish coming your way soon . . .

Including this delicious lineup!


  • Vidalia Onion and Cheddar Dip (page 181)
  • Watermelon Gazpacho
  • Fried Chicken
  • Tomato Pie
  • Roasted Okra
  • Jalapeño Cornbread (page 167)
  • Fruit Crumble

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