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Beer Can Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Julie Bielawski

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 whole chicken (4 - 5 lbs.)
2 t. vegetable oil
1 (16 oz.) can beer

RUB:
1 t. ground mustard
1 t. granulated onion
1 t. paprika
1 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. granulated garlic
1/2 t. ground coriander
1/2 t. ground cumin
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
Directions:
1 - In a small bowl, combine all rub ingredients.
2 - Lightly brush the chicken all over with the oil. Season, inside and out, with the rub.
3 - Open the beer and pour off about half of the beer. Set the can on a flat surface, or inside a "beer can grill pan", and slide the chicken over the top of the can so the can fits inside the cavity. Transfer the chicken on the can to the grill, keeping the can and chicken upright. Carefully balance the chicken on its two legs and the can on the grill. Grill over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 160 to 165 in the thickest part of the thigh (not touching the bone), 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
5 - Using tongs, grasp the bird and slide a sturdy, wide spatula under the beer can. Carefully transfer it in an upright position to a platter and let rest 5 to 10 minutes (the internal temperature will rise a few degrees during this time). Using tongs to hold the chicken and paper/kitchen towels to hold the can, give the chicken a little twist to loosen the can before trying to remove it. Carefully lift the chicken off the beer can, keeping the can upright to prevent the hot beer from spilling. Discard the beer. Cut the chicken into serving pieces. Serve warm.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 - 6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
up to 1 hour 40 minutes

 

 

 

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