How to turn an ordinary roast chicken into an edible version of the Alien facehugger

How to turn an ordinary roast chicken into an edible version of the Alien facehugger

IN SPACE no one can hear you scream but it’s an entirely different situation in the kitchen.

With Friday, April 26th marking the annual Alien day, The Irish Post has come up with the perfectly culinary tribute to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic – written by the Irish-American scribe Dan O’Bannon, no less.

Sourced from the suitably demented EatTheDead, this delightful roast chicken recipe might be better suited to Halloween but is guaranteed to scare off any guests heading over for a Sunday lunch, whatever the situation.

Made using a tasty combination of roast chicken, crab legs and chicken sausage tail, be sure to give yourself plenty of time before getting to work on this recipe – 24 hours to be precise.

Here’s everything you need to know.


What you'll need:

For the chicken:

1 roasting chicken

1 gallon water

1/2 cup Kosher salt

2/3 cup light brown sugar

4 crabs legs


For the marinade:

3 Tablespoons olive oil

4 teaspoons garlic powder

2 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons onion powder


1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

For the honey:

2/3 cup honey

3 teaspoons chilli powder

2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard


2 Tablespoons yellow mustard

2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons lemon juice

How to make it:

The extensive recipe instructions can be accessed here.

Be warned: you will need to read through all of the instructions carefully and give yourself plenty of time to prepare.