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Beer Butt Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Wanda Lawhorn Wheeler

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 covered grill
1 whole chicken
seasoning for a dry rub of your choosing
1 small onion
1 can cold beer
1 brick wrapped in foil

Directions:
Directions:
Remove giblets from chicken. Mix up some of your favorite seasonings for a dry rub and completely rub down the chicken. Stuff the small onion into the neck opening of the chicken so that the opening is blocked. Pour half of the cold beer into a glass. Drink the beer in the glass. Then take the can of beer and stick up up the chickens butt (be gentle please. If you listen closely, you may hear the chicken squawk) Set the chicken upright on the grill so that most of the weight is on the can If you need to prop the chicken up to keep him from toppling over, use the brick. Cook slowly on the covered grill. The idea is for the beer in the can to steam the chicken from the inside. The chicken will turn a gold brown and the skin will usually split when done. Cooking time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Then chicken should be very moist and easily fall from the bone.

 

 

 

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