Welcome to my Succulent Garlic & White Wine Rotisserie Chicken (with a twist) recipe.
Actually the “my” is a bit of a lie because Dominic loves to cook whole chickens and never lets me near them and considers them his type of cooking. So I am writing it as he is doing the cooking!
This recipe is one of those recipes that has come about because we have come across a kitchen gadget that we didn’t even know existed and realised that there was a completely different way to cook a certain food.
In this case it was Steven Raichlen and his Stainless Beer Can Chicken Roaster. I mean seriously you can cook a chicken with booze easily in your garden as part of your summer barbeque? OMG this was certainly something I had to try!
I have grown up like most people with a love for rotisserie chicken. It was always the highlight of the weekly trip to the supermarket. This of course was back in the end of the 90’s when it first became fashionable. You could buy a whole chicken from the chicken counter already cooked and have it for supper. Though with the amount of butter the chicken counter went through, I doubt it was ever considered to be healthy!
Over the years I have had many different varieties of rotisserie chicken and my favourite at the moment is the Portuguese style that is cooked on a barbeque and comes with garlic and Piri Piri seasoning. Plus the Portuguese version is much healthier for you than the chicken pieces you get at KFC because they are cooked in olive oil and spices rather than deep fried in a spice blend!
There are of course lots of other ways but that is my favourite.
I actually very rarely cook a whole chicken so this was going to be a novelty. This is because we always chop up our chicken and use it over a few meals because we like to be frugal.
So when I came across this beer can option I was really intrigued. Though I should point out that I hate beer so I took their advice with plan B and went with a white wine flavouring instead.
White wine mixed with rosemary, salt, pepper and garlic is one of my favourite ever seasoning options so I was excited to give it a go and bring a whole new meaning to the words “garlic chicken”.
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- 1 Whole Chicken
- ½ Tsp Garlic Puree
- 125ml White Wine
- 2Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1Tsp Rosemary
- Salt & Pepper
- Mix the garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper with the olive oil and then massage it into your chicken.
- Pour the white wine into your beer can slot.
- Spread the chicken legs and place the chicken over the beer can.
- Cook in the oven on 200c for 1 hour or until the chicken is fully cooked depending on the size of your chicken.
Stainless Beer Can Chicken Roaster
The recipe we used was all about what I love about a food blog – simplicity and speed. An easy recipe to follow that is quick and easy to make. You could also implement it into your barbeque for something different to impress your guests with.
The people behind the beer can chicken have certainly given you an easy family meal here and something that is certainly worth giving a go.
I am amazed by how delicious the beer can chicken actually tastes. On first glance it comes across as traditional man food, but seriously the ladies will love this too. Oh and the crispy delicious skin on the chicken is worth fighting over.
You also have amazing scope to be imaginative with it. You could replace the wine with a delicious coconut oil seasoning or actually have beer in it.
We also cooked ours in the oven but you can just as easily place it on the barbeque depending what you prefer.
This will be certainly something we will try again and again and again. I could also imagine taking this away with us on a camping trip.
In terms of getting yourself one of these beer can chicken roasters (or exploring the rest of their range) you can explore more by clicking here. If I were to do it again and/or if I were to currently recommend a good quality rotisserie chicken creator to you, I would say CHOOSE THIS ONE.