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Easy Beer Can Chicken

Grilled Beer Can Chicken

An easy way to grill a chicken using a beer.
Servings 1 Grilled Chicken

Ingredients

  • Chicken- 1 around 4-5 pounds if possible
  • Olive Oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Seasonings 1/4 cup total your choice of which one s- can use a pre-pared chicken seasoning blend, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic salt. etc
  • Beer- 1/2 can of beer- yellow/lager recommended

Instructions

  1. Prepare your grill by setting the heat to medium and using only 1/2 of the grill. Your heated half of the grill should reach between 325 and 350
  2. Clean your chicken using your method of choice if your chicken has not been cleaned (ie. you don't want the neck/giblets etc inside).
  3. Rinse your chicken and then pat it dry (paper towels are okay). Take precautions with safety and uncooked poultry while you work.
  4. Rub your oil over your chicken making sure that the entire chicken is covered with oil.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together your seasonings which will also be your rub ingredients. Spread your rub/seasonings all over the chicken on the inside as well as the outside.
  6. --Grilling the chicken.--
  7. There really is little polite way to explain this part so here goes...you will need to place your chicken over the 1/2 filled can of beer. The easiest way to do this is to handle the chicken by the legs and place the hole of the chicken over the can. What you choose to do with the other half of your beer is up to you.
  8. This is a slow and long grilling process over medium heat. It could take as much as 1 1/2 hours. What you want is for an internal temperature of at least 160 (thigh) 180 (breast). At this point the juices should run clear when poked by a knife.
  9. Make this in the oven as an alternative. To roast this in the oven, use a 350 oven and bake your bird until it reach the above internal temperature.

Recipe Notes

There really is little polite way to explain this part so here goes...you will need to place your chicken over the 1/2 filled can of beer. The easiest way to do this is to handle the chicken by the legs and place the hole of the chicken over the can.

This is a slow and long grilling process over medium heat. It could take as much as 1 1/2 hours. What you want is for an internal temperature of at least 160 (thigh) 180 (breast). At this point the juices should run clear when poked by a knife.

To roast this in the oven, use a 350 oven.