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OVEN ROASTED DR PEPPER CAN CHICKEN

 

OVEN ROASTED DR PEPPER CAN CHICKEN
 
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 can of Dr Pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Leftover marinade from Pernil
Instructions
  1. Peel and smash garlic cloves, breaking into small chunks.
  2. Carefully pull the skin loose from the chicken and gently push marinade under the skin as far as it will go. Do this around the entire chicken.
  3. Put additional marinade inside the chicken.
  4. Now, push the garlic cloves under the skin.
  5. Rub the remaining marinade all over the outside of the chicken.
  6. Set in refrigerator for at least one hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  8. Pour half of the can of Dr Pepper out. (The cook needs something to drink, anyway.)
  9. Place the can in the chicken can stand. (I don’t care how many times you say that; it’s always funny!)
  10. Place the stand in the middle of a roasting pan or baking sheet in the oven.
  11. Bake 90 minutes, until juices run clear when skin is pierced.

 

 

Is it just me, or does the chicken look like it’s trying to get away?  

 

Music to cook by . . .

Until next time, Happy Cooking!  :)
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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY (DR PEPPER CAN GRILLED CHICKEN)

It’s Memorial Day, the first official day of the grilling season.  Don’t get me wrong; we grill all year.  But summer is official.  So we started off the season with Dr Pepper Can Grilled Chicken.  Some people make their own chicken can stand, but we bought ours at Wal-Mart.  
In the pictures below, you may notice that the can is a Throwback Mountain Dew can.  We had a 2-liter bottle of Dr Pepper, and Jorge had just finished pouring a can of Mountain Dew, so he poured the Dr Pepper into the Mountain Dew can.  I’m sure this will be viewed as a sacrilege by fans of both drinks, but that’s the way we roll around here.  

DR PEPPER GRILLED CHICKEN
1 whole chicken 
1 can of Dr Pepper
1 packet Goya Sazon con Culantro Y Achiote       
Goya Adobo con Pimiento          
Paprika
Olive Oil Cooking Spray




Spray chicken lightly with olive oil cooking spray.  Rub Sazon into chicken skin.  Season inside and outside of chicken with Adobo and paprika to taste.  Pour half of Dr Pepper into glass with ice; you can drink this while grilling.  : )  Place can into chicken can stand (I just realized how funny that sounds) and secure chicken onto can.  Assuming that you are using a gas grill, heat grill to medium high and cook chicken using indirect heat to avoid flare-ups. 

Cook approximately 90 minutes, or until meat thermometer registers at least 180 degrees at thickest part of thigh.   
Now, I am aware that many people use Coca-Cola or beer, but we really prefer Dr Pepper.  Of course, the fact that I am a lifelong “Pepper” and usually have it on hand could have something to do with that.  

MUSIC TO COOK BY
Until next time, Happy Cooking!  : )


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