Beer Can Chicken

July 11, 2009

WOH. This was the first time I ever made beer can chicken and it is RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING. The crust was perfect and flavorful as well as the inside meat. It was so moist, juicy, and PERFECT. Posey & I demolished this whole chicken to ourselves. We pretty much had scraps for leftovers which we used to make the yummiest sandwiches the next day. It was so easy, too, because my mom bought me this beer can chicken stand that holds up the bird & beer. It’s not necessary to have it, but it helps! All you need is a can of beer, some good ol’ chicken rub, and optional BBQ sauce.

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BEER CAN CHICKEN a.k.a. the easiest & most delicious chicken you will ever eat.
-A 5-7lb. whole chicken
-Chicken Rub (mine was store bought but it was basically garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, corn starch)
-1 can of beer
-BBQ Sauce, Optional.

1. Start up your grill.
2. Remove the giblets from the bird, rinse, & pat dry.
3. Generously rub 3-5 tablespoons on the outside of the chicken, as well as the inside.
4. Open your beer & pour out 1/3 of the can. (I made Posey drink it! Do not waste beer! >:O)
5. Stick the chicken on top of the standing beer can & then place on the grill.
6. Cover & cook for about 1 1/2-2 hours depending on the size of your bird. Ours was about 5 lbs. & we cooked it for 1 hr. 45 mins.
7. Optional: 15 minutes before it’s ready, baste the bird on the grill with your choice of BBQ sauce & let it seep into the chicken before you take it off. This makes a yummy & flavorful crust. We used a combo of Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet n’ Spicy BBQ Sauce and Bullseye BBQ Sauce. It was NOM.

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