Basic Beer Can Chicken

Basic Beer Can Chicken

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    (3-½ to 4 lb) whole chicken

  • 2

    Tablespoon All-Purpose Rub, divided

  • 1

    Tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1

    (12-oz) can beer

  • All-Purpose Rub

  • 1

    Tablespoon course salt

  • 1

    Tablespoon dark brown sugar

  • 1

    Tablespoon sweet paprika

  • ½

    Tablespoon pepper

Directions

If applicable, remove giblets from chicken and reserve for another use. Sprinkle 1 teasppon All-Purpose Rub inside body cavity and 1/2 teaspoon inside neck cavity of chicken. Rub oil over skin. Sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Rub and rub over skin. Pour out half of beer (about 3/4 cup) and reserve for another use, leaving remaining beer in can. Make 2 additional holes in top of can. Spoon remaining 1-1/2 teaspoon rub into beer can. Place chicken upright onto beer can, fitting can into cavity. Pull legs forward to form a tripod, allowing chicken to stand upright. Light one side of grill, heating to 350 to 400 degrees; leave other side unlit. Place a drip pan on unlit side and place cooking grate on grill. Place chicken upright over drip pan. Grill, covered with grill lid, 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes or until golden and meat thermometer inserted into thigh registers 180 degrees. Remove chicken from grill and let stand 5 minutes; carefully remove can before serving. Sometimes I make in oven at 350 degrees.


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