Did you know that it was actually the discovery of beer that was responsible for the beginning of agriculture 9,000 years ago? If it wasn’t for beer we might all still be hunter-gatherers and I wouldn’t be writing this blog. Neolithic man figured out that rather than walking dozens of miles to find cereal grains for his beer, he could just plant the seeds. Hence the birth of the first farm.
However, in keeping with the true Paleolithic spirit of things, we are going to have to borrow a beer can from one of our Neolithic friends for this recipe. Here is a complete list of things you will need to prepare this truly outstanding chicken:
One empty beer can
One large chicken (It will have to have a posterior opening large enough to accommodate the can)
Fresh herbs (I like basil and sage)
Charcoal BBQ grill with a lid
Insert a generous amount of fresh herbs in to the beer can and then fill with water. (I’ve used half water and half white wine in the past for a more French Paleo effect)
I like to season the chicken with a little garlic salt and black pepper, but that’s optional.
Now, somewhat forcefully shove the beer can up the chickens ummmm rear opening.
When your charcoal fire looks like it’s ready, balance the chicken in a sitting position on the grill and close the BBQ lid.
The water in the beer can is going to boil, infusing the chicken with an herbal aromatic steam. At the same time the outside of the chicken is going to achieve a nice, golden, broasted characteristic.
This is seriously some of the best chicken I have ever had! It’s easy, it’s Paleo and, if you remember to remove the beer can before serving, it will impress your guests.