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By AliceV

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (20 Votes)
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Servings 4
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 150

  • WHITE BBQ SAUCE:
  • 1 whole chicken (approximately 4 to 5-pounds)
  • 4 tablespoons sweet paprika, or mild smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chile de arbol or red-pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 can beer, ideally yellow in hue, with the top half consumed or poured off
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste

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Beer can chicken with a root beer twist

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans root beer, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) whole chicken, skinned
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  • 2 tablespoons Lawry's® Seasoned Salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons Lawry's® Garlic Powder with Parsley
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Black Pepper, coarse ground
  • 1 whole chicken (about 5-pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer or soda
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Ginger ale is used in place of beer in this tasty grilled 'beer-can' chicken

  • GINGER ALE GLAZE:
  • 1 (13- x 9-inch) disposable aluminum baking pan
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 (3 1/2- to 4-pound) whole chickens
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans ginger ale
  • 2 cups ginger ale or ginger beer
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
4.5/5 (6 Votes)

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Pop the tab off the beer can

  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer
  • 1 (31/2 to 4 pound) chicken
  • 2 tablespoons Basic Barbecue Rub, recipe follows
  • 2 cups cola Barbecue Sauce, recipe follows
  • 4 to 6 cups hickory or apple wood chips, soaked for 1 hour in water to cover, drained
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 3 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon hickory salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 cup cola
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 3 tablespoon steak sauce, (recommended: A-1 Steak Sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4.8/5 (12 Votes)

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