Chicken in a Can
- Whole Chicken
- Empty Coffee Can
- Charcoal Briquettes
- Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
- Here is a recipe that has been around for a long time. We aren’t sure where it came from but it works and is easy.
- Take a large coffee can, or any metal can you have that is non toxic and punch some air vent holes about an inch up from the bottom and about two inches a part around the base.
- Be careful because tin cans can be sharp.
- Put about dozen or so charcoal briquettes in the can and place the can in a barbecue or fire-pit and light.
- When the charcoals have turned gray you are ready to cook.
- Season a whole chicken that has been washed with some salt, pepper, garlic powder and some herbs and you’re all ready. If you want to spice it up a bit, add some cayenne pepper.
- Take the chicken, seasoned, and wrapped in heavy duty aluminum foil and place it in the can with the legs up.
- Depending on the size of the bird it may stick out of the can a bit, that’s OK as the heat rises.
- Cook the chicken for about 3 hours and it will be ready.
- This will be a very juicy bird and the meat will fall off the bone!