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Beer Can Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ann Schnee
Added: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Rub:
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 whole chicken
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 can (12oz) beer a room temp
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 clove garlic crushed
Juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:
Directions:
to make the rub: In a small bowl, mix rub ingredients.

Remove and discard the neck and gigabits and any excess fat from the chicken. Lightly run the chicken all over with the oil. Season the chicken inside and out with the rub. Tuck the tips of the wings behind the chicken back.

Open the beer can and pour out about half the beer. Put the rosemary, garlic, lemon juice, thyme, and red pepper flakes into the beer can (this will flavor the steam). Using a can opener make 2 more holes in the top of the beer can. Place the beer can on a solid surface. Plunk the chicken cavity over the beer can.

Transfer the bird on a can to the grill, balancing the bird on its two legs and the can, like a tripod. Grill over Indirect medium heat until the juices run clear and the internal temp registers 170 degrees in the breast and 180 degrees in the thickest part of the thigh, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. Carefully remove the chicken and the can from the grill and let chicken rest for about 10 minutes before removing from the can and cutting into pieces.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This chicken is awesome

 

 

 

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