Beer Can Chicken!!

Making one of my all time favorites tonight!!! I can't wait!!


Beer Can Chicken (or Beer Butt Chicken)


1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons of your favorite dry spice rub
1 can beer


For the rub:
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


To make the rub:
In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients.


Chicken:
Remove the neck and giblets from chicken and discard them. Rinse the chicken inside and out, and pat dry with paper towels. Rub chicken lightly with oil then rub inside and out with salt, pepper and the dry rub mix. Set aside.


Open beer can and empty out half of the beer. Place the beer can on a solid surface. Grabbing a chicken leg in each hand, place the bird cavity over the beer can. Straighten it out so it is solidly in place.


Grilling Directions:


Heat your grill to medium high heat.


Transfer the bird-on-a-can to your grill and place in the center of one of the grates, balancing the bird on its 2 legs and the can like a tripod. Turn off the burner that the chicken is sitting over, so it gets only indirect heat. If using coals, place the bird in an area without coals directly below it.


Cook the chicken over medium-high, indirect heat, with the grill cover on, for approximately 1 1/4 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165ºF in the breast area and 180ºF in the thigh, or until the thigh juice runs clear when stabbed with a sharp knife.


Remove the chicken from the grill very carefully, wearing barbecue gloves and it let rest for 10 minutes before carving. Be careful that you don't spill the beer - it's hot!


Note: Always discard the beer as it may contain bacteria from the chicken.


Oven Baking Directions:


Preheat the oven to 375°F.


Carefully place the bird and beer can on a baking pan or roaster that is deep enough to catch all of the juices. Bake chicken for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until juices run clear as indicated above.


Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 10:45 am
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hmmm, I think I saw someone do this on the foodnetwork. must be good!

Posted on August 24, 2009 at 3:07 am
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FFI and I looove beer can chicken! We found a rub at Backyard & Veranda that is amazing and we bought like a whole case of it! haha


We bought a stand type thing to hold the chicken up better. Sometimes, if you aren't careful the chicken can tip over just using the can.


And I always make soup with what's left of the chicken!

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 2:30 am
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One of our favorites too...One of the only things that he likes to actually make!


YUMMY!!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 7:57 am
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YUM!


I've been dying to try this...thanks for the recipe!!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 8:01 am

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