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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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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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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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The seasonings create a wonderful crispy and flavorful skin while the beer ensures a tender and juicy chicken

  • 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
4/5 (4 Votes)

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