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June 20th, 2005

Spring fever? Thinking about the first camping of the season? Time to change gears again! How about some good camp food. What are you hungry for? Send your favorite recipes to us!

Drunk Chicken
by LadyFisher

This is one which I swiped off the Internet. I've had people tell me about it, and thought with summer coming it just might be a fun thing to try. Besides, it would make for some interesting conversation with a couple of dinner guests.

The recipe below calls for a particular marinade - but - if you have one you like why not use it? The basics are simple, have fun!

Marinade Ingredients:

    1/2 C fresh lemon or lime juice.

    1/2 fresh orange juice.

    1/3 olive oil.

    1 tbs. minced garlic.

    1/4 C. minced cilantro.

    1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper.

    1/2 - 1 minced, seeded jalapeno pepper (more or less depending on how much heat you like.)

    1/2 tsp. salt.

    1 tsp. black pepper.

1 whole frying chicken

1 can, 12oz. beer (some claim light beer is better because it's more bubbly.) Your choice.


Mix all marinade ingredients together. Place chicken in a large plastic zipper bag and pour in the marinade, squeeze excess air from the bag and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Preheat grill to medium-hot temperature. Place a roasting pan on the grill, open a can of beer and carefully sit the chicken on top of the open can and set both the can and the chicken in the roasting pan on the grill (make sure you have previously removed the chicken gizzards). The beer will bubble and boil during cooking, basting the bird from the inside. Brush bird with reserved marinade every 20 minutes or so. Bird should be cooked in about an hour, or however long it takes the breast meat to register 180 F. on a meat thermometer. (No alcohol remains in the chicken.) ~ LF

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