This chicken dish is absolutely delicious and moist! The benefits of roasting a chicken atop a can of beer ensures a succulent and flavorful bird. Although this is a fun summer dish, the chicken can be cooked in the oven in a cast iron pan or roasting tray and is a satisfying dish any time of the year. The beer provides both steam and flavor so pick a brand that you enjoy drinking.
Here are some useful tips for cooking with chicken: I recommend having a box of plastic (powder-free) disposable gloves in your kitchen as they’re useful when handling raw poultry. Let the bird come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking. When cooking chicken, the temperature of the finished bird is critical. The chicken is done when an instant-read thermometer inserted between the leg and breast reads 165 degrees F, and the juices run clear. Once the chicken is cooked through remove it from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes to rest, to let the juices redistribute.