Roast Chicken a la
Ono-licious, but...don’t let
fool you. When you try this one, be prepared for all kinds of comments:
laughter at first but "ono-licious!" after the first taste.
means "tasty" in Hawaiian.
Wash and dry chicken inside
and cut out any excess fat. Sprinkle a tablespoon of seasoning in the
cavity and more all over the body. Open the beer can with the tab, then
take a "church key" and punch more holes in the top of the can. Drink
top inch or so of the beer ... not too much ... then spoon any
seasoning through the holes into the beer. Now, hula over to the oven
set the control to 350 to preheat it. Hula back to the work area, grab
the beer can, and begin working your magic.
- 1 medium chicken,
- Your favorite rub or
decide how much)
- 1 can [12 oz] beer,
Place the can upright in
roasting pan and slip the chicken down over the can of beer so that it
the can is inserted all the way into the cavity. Stand the chicken up
Use the legs as part of a tripod so the chicken will stand by itself
If the beer can is unstable, buttress the legs with skewers. No
or further basting is necessary. Put the wings in a "don’t shoot"
and don’t spill the beer as you put it in the mid to lower part of the
Roast in the oven at 350
for about two  hours or until the skin is crisp and the juices run
when the bird is poked with the tip of a knife. Please allow the bird a
ten-minute rest before you start to kau kau da bugga. Da hard part is
get da can out afta.
Note: if you fella on one
I suggest you use one lite-beer.