Frontier Former Editor

July 13, 2008

Unusual chicken recipes

Filed under: cool stuff, cuisine, educational stuff, food, gasoline, humor — Tags: , , — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:36 am

Well, maybe two chicken recipes that somehow came to mind after ~M mentioned beer can chicken in a recent post.

Parachute Can Chicken


  • One (1) freshly killed, roughly-plucked chicken
  • One Parachute Can, or metal cylindrical container of roughly 5-10 gallon internal capacity
  • One (1) stick
  • One (1) gallon of gasoline
  • Sufficient tinder/dry vegetation/flammable materials to form a large pile around and on top of parachute can.

This was related to me by my Scoutmaster, who was then an active-duty Marine and fresh off of a tour in Force Recon.

Snatch a chicken (preferably the noisiest bird) from nearby village, behead, drain, gut and pull off as many feathers as possible while distancing self from villagers. Drive stick into ground and suspend chicken on stick. Place can/container over chicken/stick arrangement. Pile tinder/dry vegetation/flammable material over can, soak in gasoline and light.

Chicken should flash-cook as fire superheats air in can. As soon as fire burns out, knock over can, grab chicken and eat on the run. Meat should be hot yet pink (alright, bloody red) at bone. Feeds one fire team.


Stove-off chicken breast

  • One boneless chicken breast
  • One packet of crab/lobster boil, or two tablespoons of favorite spice blend

Bring medium size saucepan of water to rolling boil. Add packet or spices and chicken breast, cover tightly, and turn off heat. Let set 5-8 minutes then remove. Goes with just about anything you want.


You probably won’t find these at Chick-Fil-A, although I’ve been at one or two KFC’s where people hinted at recipe 1 being standard procedure.


  1. Your beer can chicken is a dream come true for my aspiring chef/ pyro prone nephew.

    So what’s for dessert?

    Comment by Stiletto — July 13, 2008 @ 1:45 pm

  2. Well, when my father made chief petty officer, he and his fellow newly-minted chiefs were forced to consume a punchbowl full of apple juice and Baby Ruth bars . . . .

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — July 13, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

  3. clearly, Chief Petty Officers are party guys.

    With recipe #2, you’d want to make sure the Crab Boil hasn’t been on the shelf too long — although a little extra protein wouldn’t hurt, I suppose…

    I had some CB in the cupboard and discovered this by accident. I’m also cautious with aged paprika as well. Best kept in the fridge.

    Comment by spacecadette — July 14, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

  4. mucho thanks for the link, bud.
    Beer can chicken:
    Open a can of beer and drink 1/4 of it.
    Shove the can up the ass of the bird and place on grill until done.
    Easy and crazy tastee . . .
    Serve with spicy rice

    Comment by michaelm — July 14, 2008 @ 9:58 pm

  5. Lobster and crab boils are revolting. Can you IMAGINE the force it takes to raise a pimple on an exoskeleton?

    Comment by raincoaster — July 15, 2008 @ 7:21 am

  6. eewwwww…

    Comment by azahar — July 15, 2008 @ 8:50 am

  7. As usual, Rain brought the topic to a head . . .

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — July 15, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

  8. Do I have to pluck the chicken myself? HA!

    Comment by totaltransformation — July 15, 2008 @ 9:04 pm

  9. Only in the first recipe – Frank Perdue’s underpaid labor does the rest.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — July 15, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

  10. I don’t want to consume chicken touched by an illegal laborer. I prefer mine to come from China :(-

    Comment by Stiletto — July 18, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

  11. Can I just buy a chicken already, plucked, beheaded, drained and gutted?

    Comment by Girly — July 21, 2008 @ 11:57 am

  12. Girly: You could, but then you’d lose the feeling of fear, desperation, exhiliaration and sheer terror that adds so much to the dish.

    Comment by Former Frontier Editor — July 21, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

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