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Beer Can Chicken

(4 Votes)
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
1 Hr
READY IN
1 Hr

Saucy and flavorful, this easy recipe for a barbecue classic, Beer Can Chicken, will have everyone raving about this tender and moist grill favorite! If you've never cooked like this before, you have to give it a try.

What You'll Need:
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer, half of beer removed
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) whole chicken
What To Do:
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. Add barbecue sauce to beer can.
     
  2. In a small bowl, combine basil, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well and rub evenly over chicken.
     
  3. Place cavity of chicken over beer can so that chicken is sitting on can, then carefully place can (with chicken on it) on rack in center of grill.
     
  4. Cover grill and cook 1 to 1-1/4 hours, or until no pink remains in chicken and its juices run clear. Pour remaining sauce from can into a bowl, and serve with chicken.
Notes

This can also be cooked in a 350 degree oven for 1 to 1-1/4 hours, or until no pink remains.

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