Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chicken Roast

This past weekend my parents threw a big party in celebration of my Olympic Gold Medals!!!


My great Uncle Bill is famous in our family for an incredible chicken roast that he has been doing for almost 45 years. I had never actually tasted the chickens, at least not that I could remember. I made a deal with him last year that if I made the Olympics he would make me roasted chickens!


Saturday was Uncle Bill's day to roast chickens to perfection. Usually he would roast 20 chickens. However, the chickens we got were too big so we only got eight on each spit. The two spits are rotated by a 40-year-old washing machine motor. The entire contraption is something you would see on MacGyver!

Roasting these chickens is as easy as any recipe. We simply basted the chickens twice in a solution of Miller Lite beer and a touch of salt. When the beer and salt mixture dried, we basted them in butter. About a half hour after this first basting session we did this once more.

In about two and a half hours the chickens were cooked to perfection. They were the most unbelievably juicy, tender and tasty chickens I had ever put into my by-then watering mouth!


10 comments:

G said...

Yessss....Miller Lite chicken is the best, however, I've only ever had 'beer can chicken'...I bet that chicken was amazing...and I have to tell you...thats ALOT of chicken! Looks good! Did you eat an entire chicken? haha.

Miss Melanie said...

Hey, I had another comment about cheese. If you are ever in Philadelphia, you MUST stop in to DiBruno Brothers. Their website is http://www.dibruno.com. They are at 1730 Chestnut Street in the Center City district.

If you are ever in Philly, and in need of a foodie tour guide, send me an e-mail through my Swimroom account (Miss Melanie). Would be fun to hang out!

leafsens said...

OMG, you referenced MacGyver. :D

Garrett said...

Yes Miller Lite chicken is the best. I probably did actually eat an entire chicken due to its out of this world taste!!!

I am going to totally check out Dibruno Brothers. I don't know when I will get to Philly but I would definitely be interested in a foodie tour!

MacGyver all the way...

Sarah said...

Miller Lite chicken huh? I love chicken...and I love Miller Lite...and that looks incredible. : )

Garrett said...

it was totally incredible. I was so impressed that I plan to have my uncle help me make one of his contraptions so I can roast MILLER beer chickens in Austin!!!

Sarah said...

Thats FANTASTIC. Hopefully I will work at Miller one of these days and then maybe I could give you all the beer you want for your phenomenal beer chicken. : ) You should make beer bread sometime...its absolutely amazing.

Garrett said...

send me a recipe and I would love to make some!

Sarah said...

Ok I'm making the recipe I've got right now JUST to be sure it doesn't suck! SO...if it turns out good, I'll email you with the recipe. **disclaimer** This is not super healthy...its not TERRIBLE, but its not something you want to eat all the time! ha.

Sarah said...

Its in your inbox!


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