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This slow cooker chicken recipe uses a full can of beer and any cut of chicken you like to create a very versatile ...

  • 5 to 6 chicken breasts, or 1 whole or cut up chicken
  • 1 can any kind of beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • any other spices you'd like
4.1/5 (469 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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Prepare chicken Remove giblets and pat chicken dry with paper towel Place chicken over can of beer secured in a be...

  • 1 can of beer (half full)
  • 1 whole chicken about 6 pounds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha (Rooster Sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime
4.5/5 (30 Votes)

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Beer Can Chicken (or as my kids called it, Beer Butt Chicken)is a super easy summer-time recipe

  • 1 whole chicken, 3-5 pounds
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can beer
  • 3 Tbsp. basic barbeque rub (recipe follows)
4.6/5 (25 Votes)

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The moist environment created by smoke-roasting a chicken vertically, atop a half-full can of beer, turns out to be...

  • 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
4.6/5 (20 Votes)

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From Off the Eaten Path Inspired Recipes for Adventurous Cooks by Bob Blumer

  • 1 (4 pound) whole chickens
  • 1 (16 ounce) can beer
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons dry rub seasonings
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4.5/5 (12 Votes)

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'Tis the time of the year we fly our flag high

  • For beer can chicken:
  • 4 lbs of Whole Chicken
  • 1/2 Can of Beer
  • For chicken marinade:
  • 100 g of Malt
  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Salt
  • 1 tbsp of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Clove of Crushed Garlic
  • For corn on the cob:
  • 2 to 4 Ears of Corn
  • Large knob of Butter
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
  • For honey beer sauce
  • 2 Shallots (Minced)
  • 1/2 Cup of Beer
  • 1 tbsp of Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp of Honey
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
  • Olive Oil
4.5/5 (13 Votes)

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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
4.4/5 (12 Votes)

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If using a charcoal grill, heap lit coals to the right side of the grill and add chips directly to the coals

  • 2 cups mesquite wood chips
  • 1 (4-pound) whole chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (12 ounce) can beer
4.3/5 (12 Votes)

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Recipe Credit: Susan Johnson Photo Credit: Susan Johnson

  • Beer
  • 1 tblsp Lemon Peel
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tblsp McCormick Garlic and Herb Seasoning
  • Lawrys Salt
  • Natures Seasoning
  • McCormick All Seasoning
  • 1 tblsp Olive Oil
  • 1 can Beer (I used Blue Moon)
  • 1 Whole Chicken
4.3/5 (8 Votes)

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