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Beer Can Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Rosie Siemers
Added: Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 to 41/2 lb. chicken
1 can (12 oz.) beer or lemon-lime soda
1 tbls. paprika
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. pepper

Directions:
Directions:
1. Heat coals or gas grill for indirect heat
2. Make Basic BBQ rub. Fold wing of chicken across back with wing tips touching. Sprinkle rub inside cavity and all over the outside of chicken.
3. Pour 1/2 can of beer from can. Hold chicken upright, with opening of body cavity down; insert beer can into cavity. Insert bbq. meat thermoter so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh and does not touch the bone.
4. Cover and grill the chicken upright over drip pan or over unheated side of gas grill and 4-6 inches from medium heat. 1 hour and 15 min. to 1 hour and 30 min; or until thermeter reads 180 degrees.
5. Using tongs carefully lift chicken into a pan. Let stand 15 min. before carving.

BBQ. Rub
1 tbls. paprika
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. pepper

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4

 

 

 

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