CHICKEN Grilled chicken on a can

Tip: Use a 355ml can of lemon-lime soda pop, coke or ginger ale instead of the beer. The flavour will be slightly different, but the chicken will be tender and juicy.
CHICKEN Grilled chicken on a can
CHICKEN Grilled chicken on a can

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

115

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

115

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    Whole chicken (approx. 4lbs)

  • 1

    tbsp (15ml) Olive oil

  • 1

    Pouch (35g) Old El Paso* Fajita seasoning mix

  • 1

    can (355ml) Regular or non alcoholic beer

Directions

-If using charcoal grill, place drip pan directly under grilling area, and arrange coals around edge of firebox. Heat coals or gas grill for indirect heat. -Fold wings of chicken across back with tips touching. Brush outside of chicken with oil. Sprinkle fajita seasoning mix inside cavity and over outside of chicken; rub with fingers. -Pour 1/2cup (125ml) of beer from can. Hold chicken upright, with opening of body cavity down; insert beer can into cavity. -Cover and grill chicken upright over drip pan or over unheated side of gas grill over medium heat 1 1/2 hours or until thermometer reads 180F and juice is no longer pink when center of thigh is cut. -Using tongs, carefully lift chicken and place in 9x13-inch rectangular baking pan, holding large metal spatula under beer can for support. Let stand 15 mins before carving. Remove beer can; discard.

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