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Gretchen’s Cookbook - Jeff's Soda Can Roast Chicken recipe
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Jeff's Soda Can Roast Chicken


Ingredients:
1 whole chicken 1 can soda 2 Tbsp. dry rub
Directions:
My teenager made this using a can of his favorite soda - root beer. It turned out so tender and delicious that it practically fell apart coming out of the roasting pan. Yield: 8 servings Grab a can of soda - cola's a good choice, root beer will do... I probably wouldn't use a fruit soda like orange or grape, but ginger ale or Sprite would be ok. Pop it open and take a couple good swigs. The soda can should end up about 1/2 - 2/3 left. Prepare the chicken. Remove the giblets and discard. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Take about 2 Tbsp. of dry rub (I try to keep some Memphis Dry Rub on hand in the pantry.) and pat it onto the chicken. Put the soda can in the bottom of a roasting pan. Set the chicken over top of the soda can. The chicken sits upright (Jeff wants me to tell you it looks like a zombie chicken, like it's about to go for a walk or kick a bard in the shins. Maybe I should keep a closer eye on the movies he's watching...) Bake the chicken at 350 for about 2 hours. Remove from oven and let stand about 10 min. before you try to remove the soda can and carve the bird. Serve with hot buttered noodles and steamed snow peas.
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