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lori's beer butt chicken

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Lori Loucas (JostLori)
San Diego

This is a prep method more than a recipe. You can use any seasoning and any herbs you choose. You can go Italian, Asian, BBQ, whatever!!! The chicken will turn out deliciously moist from the beer steaming up from the inside. And best of all, no struggling to constantly turn chicken on the BBQ!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For lori's beer butt chicken

  • 3/4 oz
    can of beer - any kind
  • 4 lb
    whole chicken
  • 2 Tbsp
    spice rub or seasoned salt
  • bunch
    fresh or dried herbs, your choice

How To Make lori's beer butt chicken

  • 1
    Prepare your grill for high, indirect heat. If using a beer can, place a drip pan on the grill.
  • 2
    Drink or pour out half the beer. Remove the top of the can with a can opener. OPTIONAL BUT BETTER: use a beer can chicken rack, made specially for this task!
  • 3
    Add fresh or dried herbs of your choice to the beer in the can. I like to use rosemary, oregano, parsley, onions, thyme - whatever catches my fancy at that moment.
  • 4
    Season the chicken all over with whatever spice mix you've chosen. Place the chicken, legs down, over the beer can.
  • 5
    Place the chicken with the can inside the drip pan on the grill over indirect heat. Or, place your specialty rack directly on the grill, still using indirect heat.
  • 6
    Grill, covered, until done. Chicken should be 165 F at the thickest part of the thigh. This will take about 45-60 minutes. When done, let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.

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