Nutrition Tips

Healthy Beer Can Chicken Recipe

beer can chickenRight now I’m just waiting on my “Beer Can Chicken” to finish up on the grill. I haven’t gotten around to posting here over the last two days, so I figured this would be a good time to get a post going.

For those of you who don’t know what a Beer Can Chicken is or if you’ve never tried it you really need to. It is amazing, and my favorite way to eat chicken.

What you need for a Beer Can Chicken:

– Whole Chicken Roasting Stand (for the BBQ)
– A whole chicken (I prefer free form)
– Virgin olive oil
-Lemon Juice

– Salt
-Seasoning (optional)
-A beer

What you do is fill the middle of the roasting stand with half a beer (some are just the stand and require you to actually put a beer can in the chicken, but I prefer the stand).

Wash the chicken with water and pat it dry with a paper towel. Then cover the chicken in olive oil and lemon juice (I just use my hands for this). After the olive oil is all over the chicken you can rub in some salt and/or seasoning salt. Today for seasoning salt I am just using a roasted pepper and garlic seasoning.

While you are preparing the chicken heat up the BBQ on high. You want to use in-direct grilling, so once it is heated turn off the middle burners. Place the chicken on the stand, and then put it on the BBQ. You will need to have it on there for roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes and I usually turn it once or twice.

Once the chicken is done (I don’t have the exact internal temperature or anything but you can find that online) you will want to let it cool down for 5-10 minutes before cutting it.

In order to make the beer can chicken healthier you can go easy on the olive oil, salt and seasoning. It will still be delicious and if you’ve never had a beer can chicken you are in for a surprise. Enjoy.

My Workouts Lately…

Thursday I was supposed to lift weights (chest and arms) but I banged up my elbow playing hockey Wednesday night and wasn’t able to extend my elbow fully. I ended up taking the day off weights and did a nice hard 30 minute cardio session and stretch.

Friday I did my chest and arm workout, and it was the “10 set” day with just 40 seconds rest. I changed it up and did some incline smith chest press for the 10 sets, and did 10 sets of biceps instead of triceps this week (I think I will alternate those two weekly). Overall it was a good workout and my arms were pumped up after like crazy. I’m a little sore in the shoulders today from all of the incline bench press.

Friday I had a bit of a cheat day with my girlfriend as she is working all weekend. We went out for dinner and then had a dessert after that. Thursday was healthy eating, and so far here on Saturday I’ve been eating well (my beer can chicken will be an awesome healthy dinner).

Today’s workout was lower body and core with the 10 sets. I did 10 sets of trap bar deadlifts and seated calf raises with just 40 seconds rest. I also did some straight leg deadlifts, hamstring curls, leg extensions, and core work at the end. That was all followed by stretching. It was a 50 minute workout and a tough one.

Tomorrow will be an off day and then I will get right back into on Monday. Have a good weekend!

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