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Cola-Can Chicken Recipe

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2 tablespoons Barbecue Rub, divided (recipe to follow)
1 (3 1/2- to 4-pound) whole chicken
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (12-ounce) can cola

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Barbecue Rub inside body cavity and 1/2 teaspoon inside neck cavity of chicken.

Rub oil over skin. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Barbecue Rub, and rub over skin.

Pour out half of cola (about 3/4 cup), leaving remaining cola in can. Make 2 additional holes in top of can. Spoon remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons rub into cola can. Cola will start to foam.

Place chicken upright onto the cola can, fitting can into cavity. Pull legs forward to form a tripod, allowing chicken to stand upright.

Prepare a fire by piling charcoal on one side of grill, leaving other side empty. (For gas grills, light only one side.) Place a drip pan on unlit side, and place food rack on grill. Place chicken upright over drip pan. Grill, covered with grill lid, 1 hour and 15 minutes or until golden and a meat thermometer registers 180.

Remove chicken from grill, and let stand 5 minutes; carefully remove can.

Barbecue Rub (yield: 3 Tbsp.):

1 tablespoon mild chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

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