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“Beer Can” Chicken on the Grill Friends Porcelain Chicken Sitter

Moist tender chicken on the inside and yummy crispy skin on the outside.

This is almost a weekly meal in our house. It’s a healthy meal that everyone eats and doesn’t take too long to cook. After you’ve made it once, you’ll never purchase a grocery store rotisserie again!  The Grill Friends Porcelain Chicken Sitter Stand heats up and gives way to a moist tender chicken on the inside and yummy crispy skin on the outside.

1 4-5 pound roasting chicken, preferably Amish or Kosher or Organic

1 Elizabeth Karmel’s Grill Friends Porcelain Chicken Sitter Stand

3 tablespoons of favorite dry spice rub recipe, divided

Olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly-ground pepper

Liquid to fill Chicken Sitter; water, apple juice, beer, white wine

Grilling Method: Indirect/Medium Heat

Remove neck and giblets and pat dry chicken with paper towels.

Brush chicken all over with oil and season with 2 tablespoons dry rub or simply salt and pepper. Set aside.

Fill Chicken Sitter about ¾ of the way full with any liquid, beer, water, apple juice, white time. Also sprinkle one tablespoon of dry rub inside the Chicken Sitter as well. Place Chicken Sitter in center of cooking grate and move legs apart so the body cavity slides over the top of the Chicken Sitter. The chicken will appear to be “sitting” on the grate.

Cook chicken for 1 – 1½ hours or until the internal temperature registers 165ºF in the breast area and 180ºF in the thigh. Remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Note: When removing from grate, be careful not to spill contents of Chicken Sitter, as it will be very hot. Use a pair of locking tongs and grab the bottom of the beer can and place on a platter or cutting board to cool.

Recipe adapted from www.elizabethkarmel.com


Grill Friends® Barbeque Grill and Cooking Accessories by Original “Grill Girl” Elizabeth Karmel

A new site for Elizabeth Karmel’s Grill Friends® by Harold’s Import has launched with all the details on Elizabeth Karmel’s award-winning line of grilling tools and accessories. The official “Queen of the Grill” Elizabeth Karmel, was raised on the art of outdoor grilling and BBQ in North Carolina and turned her passion for fire into a full-fledged empire.

Karmel’s is the original “Grill Girl” look no further than her impressive list of accomplishments in all things grilling.  Since 2001, she has been educating women grillers (Girls At The Grill), launching her web site www.girlsatthegrill.com. Karmel has written barbeque cookbooks and continues to rite grilling articles for Associate Press, Bon Appetit and Everyday with Rachael Ray just to name a few!  Karmel hosts trips to America’s most famous barbecue regions and is the executive chef at NYC’s and Washington DC’s Hill Country BBQ.

Elizabeth Karmel’s Grill Friends® BBQ accessories are designed by a professional and someone who actual grills and does it professionally. If you are looking to make your grilling experience easy, fun and delicious, Karmel has all of the products and books to make it happen. the Grill Friends® Product line  includes the award-winning Super Silicone™ Angled BBQ Basting Brush, Flavored Wood Chips, Organic Grilling Planks and many more barbecue grill accessories. BBQ Pro Shop has been a supporter of  Elizabeth Karmel and is the exclusive online retailer of the Elizabeth Karmel’s web sites, www.elizabethkarmel.com and www.girlsatthegrill.com.  We are disciples of The Queen of the Grill and she is our Grill Girl!

Follow Elizabeth on Twitter @grillgirl

Elizabeth Karmel Shares “Secret Ingredient”

Our favorite and BBQ Mentor Elizabeth Karmel Interviewed By The Q recently as the BBQ Expert that she is,  representing Hill Country Barbecue, and shares tells her secret for great barbecue at The Q from the South Beach Food & Wine Festival. We love that she shares the importance of “Feeling the love” of BBQ. Checkout this short video for some inspiration!

Elizabeth Karmel grew up in North Carolina where she was raised on BBQ. Karmel is frequently quoted and generally regarded as America’s female grilling expert. Karmel created Girls at the Grill in 2001 to share her passion for outdoor cooking with girls (and any willing guy) everywhere. www.GirlsattheGrill.com is committed to providing backyard cooks (and women who are tired of burnt chicken and shoe-leather steak) with simple easy-to-understand instructions, lifestyle information and recipes for everything from classic cookouts to gourmet grill meals. Grill Friends is a line of kitchen and grilling tools that solve problems that real cooks have in the kitchen, around the grill and at the table.

Saveur Magazine: 8 Essential BBQ Techniques from the Pros

Came across this article on Saveur.com which is an excellent resource for all things BBQ. When I saw that some of my mentors and those professional BBQ folks that I really appreciate handed out some great tips. tricks and techniques that they use to compete and create killer BBQ, we knew we had to share. Elizabeth Karmel taught me how to make Beer Can Chicken and we later upgraded to her Grill Friends Chicken Sitter that tip is included! Elizabeth introduced use to rub, brining, indirect cooking, slow smoking and just about all that we know about grilling. Amy Mills Tunnicliffe talks about Mopping and I learned a lot about low and slow from her and her father, Mike Mills in their book Peace, Love and Barbecue. One of my favorites is from Tuffy Stone about how get your chicken skin nice and crispy!  Best of all, really cool illustrations on how to! Check it out.

The Rub

8 Essential BBQ Techniques from the Pros

1. Mopping

2. Crisping Chicken Skin

3. Spraying With Apple Juice

4. Beer-Can Chicken

5. The Texas Crutch

6. The Rub

7. Adam Perry Lang’s Microplane

8. Brining/Injecting/Marinating




Martha Stewart Living Radio Grilling Hotline: Monday May 24th!

Elizabeth Karmel of Grill Friends and author of Soak Slathered & Seasoned

Featuring Elizabeth Karmel, Author of Soak Slathered & Seasoned

We are so pleased that Elizabeth Karmel and Mike Mills have been chosen to share some of their tips and tricks with you on the first annual Martha Stewart Living Radio Grilling Hotline This will be a 10-hour marathon radio event on Sirius(112)/XM(157) featuring some of tour favorites in the BBQ business, including Mike Mills and Elizabeth Karmel as well as Tim Love and Steven Raichlen.  The coolest thing is that you can call in and talk directly with these people who will all be live in the studio with the Martha Stewart Living Radio hosts.  You can ask them questions and I am sure that they will be sharing tips, tricks, recipes and help you plan out your grilling for the summer.

You can also download a series of FREE Cookbooks at the page describing it on the XM site, make sure to set your alarm clocks, cause this gets going early.

The date is Monday, May 24th and the call in number is 866-675-6675 and you will need to get up early to catch the kick off with the one and only Mike Mills, of 17th Street Barbecue! Here is the official line-up:

Monday, May 24
7am ET
Mike Mills, “The Legend”
Champion Pitmaster, Restaurateur, Author, Peace, Love, and Barbecue
8am ET
Frank Stitt
Award-winning Chef, Restaurateur and Author, Frank Stitt’s Bottega Favorita: A Southern Chef’s Love Affair with Italian Food and Frank Stitt’s Southern Table
9am ET
Chris Lilly
Vice President, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, AL and Author, Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book: Recipes and Secrets from a Legendary Barbecue Joint

Julie Reiner (9:15am)
Beverage Director and Co-Owner Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club; Co-Owner Pegu Club, who discusses punches and pitcher drinks for the summer entertaining season.

10am ET
Elizabeth Karmel
Executive Chef, New York City’s Hill Country, Founder of Girls at the Grill and Author, Taming the Flame: Secrets for Hot-and-Quick Grilling and Low-and-Slow BBQ, Pizza on the Grill: 100 Feisty Fire-Roasted Recipes for Pizza and More and Soaked, Slathered, and Seasoned: A Complete Guide to Flavoring Food for the Grill.
11am ET
John Stage
Owner, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Author, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse.
12pm ET
Tim Love
Chef/Owner of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and The Love Shack in Fort Worth, TX
1pm ET
Kenny Callaghan
Executive Chef, Pitmaster and Partner, New York City’s Blue Smoke and Jazz Standard
2pm ET
Adam Perry Lang
Chef and Restaurateur, Daisy May’s BBQ USA and author, Serious Barbecue: Smoke, Char, Baste & Brush Your Way to Great Outdoor Cooking and BBQ 25: The World’s Most Flavorful Recipes — Now Made Foolproof
3pm ET
Steven Raichlen
Multi-Award-Winning Author, Cooking Teacher and TV Host. His latest is Planet Barbecue: 309 Recipes! 60 Countries! Celebrate the World’s Best Barbecue!
4pm ET
John Markus
Barbecue Aficionado, Founder of his competitive barbecue team, Central Pork West, and Executive Producer of TLC’S BBQ Pitmasters

Samuel Merritt
Founder, Civilization of Beer