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Beer Can Chicken Recipe

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Chelsea Johnson


cup garlic powder
2 Tbs seasoned salt
2 Tbs onion powder
1 Tbs dried oregano
1 Tbs salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 cans beer
1 whole fryer chicken
4 sliced green onions
4 green onions, cut crosswise

Preheat oven to 400.

Mix seasonings together, set aside. Pour 1/3 can of one beer into 9 x 13 dish. Place beer can in center of dish.

Rinse chicken under cold water. Discard giblets; drain and pat dry. With breast facing you, set chicken over the beer can. Cut slits into sides of chicken and insert wing. Rub chicken down with butter (I just think it makes the skin crisp better) and follow with dry rub. Pat on green onion slices (normally I just skip it because I don't have the patience to sit there and make the things stick) and place cut onions into cavity. Pour of the other beer into pan around chicken. Bake for 15 minutes at 400, reduce heat to 350, and continue baking. At the halfway point of cooking time (as determined by the size of your chicken), pour in remaining beer. Continue cooking until done. Allow chicken to rest about 10 minutes before carving.
We have found that good ole Budweiser makes the best tasting chicken. Bud Light isn't bad either... Really anything that you like will work!




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