I don’t watch a lot of TV – I just don’t have time for it, but the other day I happened on “Swamp People” and saw a guy hanging a chicken from a tree in order to make what he called “swinging chicken”.
I was intrigued, and a basic internet search did not come up with much, so I pondered on what he was actually doing, what the benefits were, and per my usual alternative search terms.
Well after a little study, and the term “coffee can chicken” I figured out what was going on.
Basically, if you take a number 10 can, poke some holes (4-6) about 1 inch from the bottom of the can, place about 10 burning charcoal briquettes in the bottom, and then insert a small whole chicken double rapped in heavy duty aluminum foil, in 3 hours you have a very tender roasted chicken with very little work.
All the warnings from the sites mentioning coffee can chicken revolved around the hot can burning up the grass it sits on, so the tv personality improvised a solution by attaching a loop of bailing wire to the top and hanging the chicken from a tree.
Obviously, if you wire a can of coals and chicken to a tree limb, you have to stay nearby – I would hate for neightborhood dogs to try to get agt the chicken, upset the coals, and burn down your house…
Use some uncommon sense when trying this, but I will tell you – it is worth it, and when mixed with my cooler cooked corn on the cob, you can have a great meal without doing a lot of work…
"On my honor, I will do my best...to prepare great camp food." Camp-out cooking is about providing sustenance, teaching thoughtfulness and cooperation, and being grateful-not to mention healthy eating balanced by a little bit of indulgence. This collection of recipes and tips from scouts and scout leaders representing nearly every state in the Union celebrates the best in camp-out cooking. Whether you're hungering for a Ravenous Scout Leader's Steak Au Gratin, Fire Starter Cider, Jeepers Creepers Dirt Parfait, or anything in between, you'll find hundreds of camp-friendly options. Each recipe has been personally tested and approved by the authors and is accompanied by at-a-glance information about cooking method, challenge level, and servings. The Scout's Outdoor Cookbook has you covered, whether you need an introduction to the basic essentials, instructions on cooking in cast iron or cardboard box oven, or a real cookout challenge. Become a Dutch Oven Gourmet with these simple easy to prepare and great to eat recipes. The recipes will appeal to kids and adults alike. Includes a photo section with pictures of scouts and some of their creations. Some of these recipes won awards a national scouting cooking contest and others are just down stick to your ribs good.Tips.Recipes are rated for ease of preparation.Low impact tips.Binding - Paper.Pages - 357.Author - Christine and Tim Connors.Publisher - Falcon Guides.Year - 2008.ISBN - 9780762740673..