Roasted Soda Can Chicken

Roasted Soda Can Chicken

Roasted Soda Can Chicken

  • Prep

    20 m

  • Cook

    2 h

  • Ready In

    2 h 30 m

Recipe By:Heather
“A different take on the typical beer can chicken. I inject the butter-based rub under the skin for better flavor. The steam from the liquid makes this moist and tender.”

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice of 1 fresh lemon, divided
  • 1 (12 ounce) can lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite(R))
  • 1 small whole onion, peeled
  • 1 squeezed lemon half

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove the giblets and rinse chicken inside and out with water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Stir together butter, brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper, and half the lemon juice in a bowl. Rub the mixture over the entire chicken, including the cavity and beneath the skin.
  3. Discard 1/2 of soda, leaving the rest in the can, and pour the remaining lemon juice into the can. Place the can on a baking sheet, and set the chicken upright on the can, inserting it into the cavity of the chicken. Plug the neck opening of the chicken with the onion and a squeezed lemon half to retain steam.
  4. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). Remove the chicken from the oven, discard the soda can, and cover chicken with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing.

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