Beer Can Chicken

2012-12-02
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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 1:30 h
  • Ready In: 1:45 h

Probably the strangest looking dish you would ever care to see, but definitely one of the tastiest, if you get the right combination of things. This recipe was taught to me by a friend of mine. After experimenting with a variety of rubs and beers, I arrived at the best.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Dry Mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 1 Tall Can Beer

Method

Step 1

Mix together all of the ingredients except for the chicken and beer.

Step 2

Rub your mix thoroughly all over the chicken. This includes inside the chicken too, don't be squeemish!

Step 3

Pour out (or drink) half the can of beer and place on a flat surface. Slide the chicken onto the beer can (again, don't be squeemish!).

Step 4

Transfer the chicken on the beer can to your grill and place in the center, balancing the bird on the can like a tripod.

Step 5

Cook the chicken covered at medium-high, indirect heat for about 80 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F (breast) and 180 degrees F (thigh). Remove chicken from the grill and rest for 10 minutes before carving. Remove and dispose of beer can and contents.

Photo Credit: Jamie McCaffrey, Flickr


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