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Steve's Beer Butt Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Steve Gray - Grandson-in-law of Ray and Reka Medendorp
Added: Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 whole chicken

1 can of beer, your choice

spice rub:

equal parts of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika

Directions:
Directions:
Start your charcoal grill and allow the coals to get hot. Open the beer and drink half of it. Then coat the chicken with the dry rub mixture. Next, shove the beer can with the remaining beer up the butt of the chicken. Do not worry about causing the chicken any discomfort. If you do it correctly the chicken will look like it is dancing. Arrange the hot coals in a circle leaving the center of the circle empty. Set the chicken and the beer can on top of the grill rack above the coals so that it is in the center of the coals. You will have to adjust the chicken's legs to balance the chicken. Close the lid and grill for about an hour and a half. You will have to replenish the charcoal during the cooking process. I like to add a little smoking wood to the mix. I use pecan but apple or hickory are also good.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can purchase a "Beer Can Chicken" holder from Walmart to help keep the beer can and chicken stable. They are usually near the BBQ sauce and the grill supplies.

 

 

 

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