I’ve spoken to SO many people who spend hundreds or thousands of dollars a month in eating out, mostly because they think they can’t cook, or that cooking is incredibly difficult and complex. And since homesteading is all about being self-sufficient, I’m starting a new series of posts, called 5 Minute Meals. That is, meals you can prepare in 5 minutes or less (obviously the actual cooking time will be more than 5 minutes, but it should take you 5 minutes or less to prepare).
My first 5 Minute Meal is a favourite called Coke Can Chicken.
Mix the brown sugar and spice blend together, and make sure to mix them evenly. Rub the mix all over the chicken, making sure to pat it into the skin so it sticks. Use up all the mix, and get in all the crevasses.
Step 2: Stand Up the chicken
Drink about half the can of cola, and put the can upright in a baking dish. Put the chicken on top of the can so that the can is all way up the chicken’s butt… yes, you read that correctly. Using the legs and can as a tripod, make sure the chicken is balanced and can stand upright in the dish.
Step 3: Bake
If you’re unsure if the chicken is cooked all the way through, put a meat thermometer between the leg and the body, and it should read 185°F.
That’s it. This should serve at least 4 people, or 2 people with leftovers. It’s a delicious meal, and ridiculously easy.
Loving the city, but longing for the farm, Melissa has made a hobby and a habit out of living sustainably, and DIYing, all while enjoying the perks of living in the big city. From Vancouver BC, she posts about making your own homestead from the smallest condo, and bringing farm living to rapid transit.
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