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Beer Can Chicken

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A whole chicken nestled on top of a can of beer and grilled – The results are a moist, flavorful bird!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole 3-4 Pound Chicken, Giblets Removed
  • 1 can (12 Oz. Size) Beer (You Can Drink Half)
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Seasoned Salt
  • 1 stick Butter

Preparation

The grill needs to be prepared for indirect heat on medium high. This means that the chicken will cook beside the flames, not directly over them. So, for example, if you’re using a gas grill heat only one side of the burners.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and all seasonings. You will have to use your hands for this – rub the mixture all over the chicken, getting under the skin as much as you can. Use it all!

Open up your can of beer and pour about half of the beer out. Lower the chicken, with the cavity side down, onto the top of the beer can. Place the chicken topped can of beer on the side of the grill that isn’t over direct heat. Put the grill cover down and try not to open it. I do check mine after about an hour, but it’s best to mostly leave it alone.

Melt the stick of butter in the microwave. After about an hour, quickly open the grill and evenly pour the butter over the chicken, then close the grill cover and continue to cook for another 30 minutes or so. It should be done after about 1 – 1/2 hours or until breast meat registers 180 on a meat thermometer.

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momthenurse on 6.23.2011

This chicken was wonderful!!! We loved the rub mixture! The only thing we had to change was the cooking time… it took closer to 2- 2.5 hours to cook at the temp and not over the direct flame! Wanted to add, it is important to let the chicken sit for few minutes before cutting right into it due to the juices running out of the meat! OVERALL: AWESOME!!!

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luvsorchids on 7.31.2012

This was simply amazing! And so easy to boot! Thanks for sharing!

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Brittanny on 8.14.2011

My first recipe I tried form tasty kitchen, I was definitely not disappointed. Tasted great and sooo easy. I will be making this again . Thanks :)

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ADashOfInsanity on 6.12.2011

This sounds wonderful! I’ve made Beer Can Chicken a number of times…and I love to add chopped garlic, rosemary or other spices to the beer as well!

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