Beer Can Chicken

1
Julia Ferguson

By
@judyjellybean

Source: Indianapolis Star, Wednesday Food Section.
This Chicken is moist, tender and full of flavor. I have even used the spices on pork chops baked in the oven. Give it a try, your family will love it.
Notes: Recipe shows 1 1/2 hrs cook time, but I like to grill for about 2 hrs. This is indirect medium heat on a gas grill until juices run clear.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt (i leave out)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground corriander
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    whole chicken
  • 2 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 - 16 oz
    can of beer

How to Make Beer Can Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix together in small bowl the first 8 ingredients (I usually double the amount of spices); set aside.
  2. Open beer can and pour off half (or pour half in glass and enjoy).
  3. Clean inside and outside of chicken and pat dry with paper towels. I usually put the cleaned chicken on a sheet pan.
  4. Brush or rub vegetable oil on outside of chicken. Season inside and outside of chciken with spice mixture.
  5. Set can of beer on flat surface and slide chicken over the top so the can fits inside the cavity. Balance the bird on its 2 legs and the can on the grill. Grill over indirect medium heat until juices run clear. Let chicken rest for 10 minutes before removing the can. The can will be full of hot chicken juices so be careful.

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About Beer Can Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #grilled #Can #Beer




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