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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

Stop N’ Go Tongs Prevent Cooking Cross Contamination

Grill Friends Stop And Go Tongs Keep You Safe!

NOW IN LIMITED SUPPLY!

Making sure that you do not mix raw food with your cooked food is so important. Elizabeth Karmel, the creator of Grill Friends is very serious about safety and she took a great idea and made it better. Karmel has been giving this tong tip out in classes, on television and on her website and now, you can own your own pair of custom-made Stop-and-Go tongs without the duct tape. The different colors help you to remember which pair of tongs were used for raw food, like chicken, and which are safe to use for the cooked food.  Karmel used the international colors of RED (STOP) and GREEN (GO) to make it easy on home cooks (and restaurant chefs) to remember which tongs to use while cooking and which tongs to use once the food is done.

The Grill Friends Super Silicone Stop-and-Go Tongs are now only $15.99 and in limited supply!  The 12-inch professional strength stainless-steel tongs have been in the works for years. Grill Friends Stop N’ Go Tongs silicone tips have a beveled edge to make it easier to get under the food and the extra-long silicone cushions on the sided make them comfortable for every hand. Besides working hard at the grill, these tongs are perfect for indoor cooking and the heat resistant silicone tips are safe for all non-stick surfaces.

If you cannot remember which color goes with which Karmel de-bossed the words raw and cooked on the appropriate tongs. When you put the food on the grill, use RED, when you go out to take it off, serve or slice it, use GREEN.

Silicone-Coated Blending Fork by Grill Friends

Silicone-Coated Blending Fork

The Grill Friends Silicone-Coated Blending Fork is a Must in the Kitchen

UPDATED: April 30, 2014

Due to beyond popular demand, BBQ Pro Shop is bringing back Elizabeth Karmel’s Grill Friends Silicone-Coated Blending Fork! The fork will come in both black and red and will soon be available for purchase at BBQ Pro Shop!  The silicone coated blending fork is indispensable in the kitchen! Whether you use it to mix to combine, blend until smooth or mix and blend and stir together this fork does the trick! Most recipes call for the cook or chef to add ingredients to a pot, pan, or bowl and mix them together. What do you reach for when you need to do this? Answer, a dinner fork! So Grill Friends Silicone Blending fork was created by Elizabeth Karmel to be the best replacement to that tool and allow you to do all sorts of things with it in the kitchen or on the grill.

One of the best uses we heard of was as use for pulled pork forks! We therefore started selling them in sets of two at a discount so that people could get some leverage over the dinner fork that most people use. The silicone coating is dishwasher safe and makes for easy cleaning and doesn’t damage non-stick surfaces.  People just love them and we are excited to have these coming home soon!

Melissa B. of Arlington VA on Amazon.com review titled, “Unorthodox and Useful” says,  “I don’t have a grill but use this fork to stir sauces and chili in my nonstick cookware; it blends ingredients more thoroughly and with less effort than a large spoon, but can flip sausages and tenderloin frying in the saute pan, too. The silicone/steel is high-quality, and it’s comfortable to hold and clean. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I do!”

Elizabeth Karmel and Ed Mitchell On the Early Show

Elizabeth Karmel (@GrillGirl on Twitter) is our big sister, BBQ Mentor and dear friend. We knew her before she became so famous and appeared on NBC in Chicago, look at her now! If it wasn’t for her, we would still be burning chicken breasts on our gas grill! Last June we joined Elizabeth for a weekend at the Big Apple Block Party which is probably as close as a BBQ lover could get to heaven on earth. She introduced us to Ed Mitchell, who makes some of the finest BBQ in the country at his restaurant “The Pit” in North Carolina. Some would say that he defines the “Whole Hog” BBQ and after having many of his sandwiches, I would agree. Here they are in the 2nd and third segments of this CBS Early Show Tailgate special.


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