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Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken

Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken

  • Yield: 1 serving

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Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken

Brining chicken offers the ultimate in moistness and flavor of grilled

chicken.

Prep Time: 55 min

Total Time: 10 hours 0 min

Makes: 8 servings

- Brine and Chicken

2 cups water

1/4 cup kosher (coarse) salt

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

4 cans or bottles (12 oz each) beer or nonalcoholic beer, chilled

2 cut-up whole chickens (3 to 3 1/2 lb each)

- Barbecue Rub

1 tablespoon paprika

1 teaspoon table salt

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Total Time: 30 min

1.In 6- to 8-quart noncorrosive (stainless steel, enamel-coated or

plastic) container or stockpot, mix water, kosher salt and brown sugar,

stirring until salt and sugar are dissolved. Stir in beer. Add chicken.

Cover; refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.2.Line

15x10-inch pan with sides with foil. Remove chicken from brine; rinse

thoroughly under cool running water and pat dry with paper towels.

Discard brine. Place chicken in pan. Refrigerate uncovered 1 hour to dry

chicken skin. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all rub ingredients except

oil; set aside.3.Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking. Brush

oil over chicken; sprinkle rub mixture over chicken. For two-burner gas

grill, heat one burner to medium; place chicken on unheated side. For

one-burner gas grill, place chicken on grill over low heat. For charcoal

grill, move medium coals to edge of firebox; place chicken over drip

pan. Cover grill; cook 15 minutes.4.Turn chicken over; cover grill and

cook 20 to 30 minutes longer, turning occasionally, until juice of

chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for

breasts; 180°F for thighs and drumsticks). Oven Directions: Make

chicken as directed through step 3. Heat oven to 425°F. Brush oil over

chicken; sprinkle rub mixture over chicken. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or

until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone

(170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and drumsticks). High Altitude

(3500-6500 ft): In step 4, turn chicken over; cover grill and cook 25

to 35 minutes longer, turning occasionally.

How-To: If all the chicken doesn't fit on the grill at once, grill the

chicken in 2 batches (keep first batch warm in oven while second batch

is grilling).

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving: Calories 380 (Calories from Fat 210); Total Fat 24g

(Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1/2g); Cholesterol 130mg; Sodium 900mg;

Total Carbohydrate 0g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g); Protein

40g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%;

Iron 10% Exchanges: 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Lean

Meat; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 0

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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