Twenty years have passed since a much younger Steven Raichlen prepared a beer can chicken on the Today Show. That followed his New York Times story on beer can chicken, and yes, a Beer Can Chicken book (Workman Publishing) that has sold nearly a half million copies.
In recent years, there’s been a lot of internet trash talk about beer can chicken. (It feels a little like a campaign to disprove the existence of Santa Claus to a kid.)
So how does this singular dish—and the notion of roasting a chicken on an upright open can of beer is certainly singular—stand up today?