5-Spice Ginger Ale-Can Chicken

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews


Mealthy Tip

If soda is not your thing, no worries. Here's a DIY substitute: Partially fill a heat-tempered canning jar with fresh ginger, brown sugar, and chicken broth. You can also use a ginger beer, which is a fermented ginger drink that is more gingery, less carbonated, and is still usually alcohol-free. Or if you want the traditional hint of beer, use a can of your favorite beer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 327 calories; 18g fat; 9.8g carbohydrates; 29g protein; 88mg cholesterol; 3468mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat4g 22%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat8.7g
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 3468mg 145%
Total Carbohydrate 9.8g 3%
Dietary Fiber1g 4%
Protein 29g
Vitamin A5% Vitamin C3%
Calcium4% Iron12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Aja A says:

I never thought to use ginger ale for a 'beer can style' chicken. This was so tasty! The skin was cooked perfectly and the was still moist and tender.

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Tarragon Boi says:

This was an awesome twist on on beer can chicken, which I've made a bunch of times before, but it's never turned out as good as this. Marinating it in the ginger ale added just enough sweetness to get the skin to caramelize in a really delicious way.

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Tal Levitas says:

Juicy, moist and tender. It had a sweetness that came from the ginger-ale but wasn't too ginger-ale like. I tried this again with an extra grape soda that someone had left behind at my house at a party and it's the only time that grape soda has worked for anything. Seriously, any sugary soda will do.

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Steve Failows says:

the skin came out perfect! I'd never tackled the can method for cooking a chicken but it was surprisingly easy, and I also opted for the pearl couscous as the side like in the video. tasted even better the next day!

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Alyx Leigh says:

I have made this many times and it always comes out great! Have also done it with Dr. Pepper--my kids like it better that way. When I make it on the grill I use a smoker packet to add a smoky flavor to the chicken. I like to use the leftovers in stir-fry or fried rice. The 5-spice and ginger flavor is killer with super spicy chilis and soy sauce!