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Chicken in a Can/Bucket


I decided to give this a try this weekend.

I bought a new unused paint can, punched some holes in the bottom and around the lower part of the sides. Punched a few holes along the top and strung some baling wire though to hang the can from. put in exactly 15 charcoal briquets, lit them and waited for them to turn white. Then I placed the seasoned,foil wrapped chicken into the top of the can wings down.

3 hours later.......threw away a raw chicken.








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yellowfin
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re: Chicken in a Can/Bucket


I don't know if I'd cook in a paint can, that may not be safe





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the guy who i first saw post about this showed it in a paint can. the one i used was new/unused from lowe's and the bird is wrapped in foil. either way it didn't cook at all.





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When I saw the title I immediately thought of of the chicken in a can inside the gelatinous goo that is posted every once and a while.





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LSUTygerFan
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yeah, someone posted pics of that in the first thread. looked pretty nasty





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I tried this a few weeks ago and it came out great. i didn't use a paint can though, I used one of those big green bean cans. Thats what the guy was using in the pictures he posted.





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I used one of those big green bean cans.


interesting. wonder why the type of can would matter?






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The can you used is alright. A tin can. You don't want to use a galvanized can. And I've done them several times and they are fine however I have never counted coals and I don't wait that long to put the bird in. I'd be willing to bet I'm using more than fifteen. Probably a couple dozen.





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LSUTygerFan
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I don't understand where I went wrong. I remember in the earlier thread the guy said the woman who explained it to him said it had to exactly 15 coals. And probably 1/2 of those were still there when I took the bird out. I mean this thing was nearly as raw 3 hours later than it was when i bought it. I'll probably try it again but, I'd like to have some idea of what to do differently.





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AreJay
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i wonder if your size chicken was diff than whoever came up with the '15 pc charcoal' recipe)........also you punched holes everywhere, but maybe they should be bigger or more prevalent to make sure your coals put out the maximum heat and dont go out quickly. might have to do some fanning/etc to keep the airflow during the cooking..and add coal during process or include some 'black' ones with your 'white' hot ones at beginning to keep a continual flow of heat for that length of time





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Tiger inTampa
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Why do all these "novelty" chicken cooking methods keep popping up? With the time proven oven, grill, smoker, and the ever delicious deep frying why would you need a paint can, a beer can, a hot brick, or microwave?





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Martini
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Well I've always done it when in the field hunting. It's pretty fool proof and I can start it, tie it to the tailgate or hitch and go hunt and when I come back I have a cooked chicken. I've also done a pork loin in it the same way. When done, dump the ash out, throw the can in the toolbox of the truck and I'm on my way.







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