Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken Recipe

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1 Tbsp
seasoned salt
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
"just a pinch" of salt
"just a pinch" of pepper


basting sauce
1 can(s)
wood, for smoking

How to Make Beer Can Chicken


  • 1Wash and blot chicken dry.
  • 2Combine the dry rub ingredients and season chicken inside and out.
  • 3Inject basting sauce into breast, legs and thighs.
  • 4Pop the top off the beer and punch 6 or 7 holes with a churchkey.
  • 5Spoon the remaining dry rub into the beer.
  • 6Insert the beer can into the bottom cavity.
  • 7Set the chicken upright on the beer can bottom.
  • 8Spread the legs of the chicken to form a tripod, so the bird stands upright.
  • 9Smoke the bird for 3 hours or until well done and ready to fall from the bone.

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About Beer Can Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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