Recipe by McGibblets
"I'll keep this brief. This is the best grilled beer can chicken you will ever make."
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1 1/2 teaspoons
1 1/2 teaspoons
ground cayenne pepper
1 (4 pound)
whole chicken, rinsed and dried
vegetable oil, or more as needed
1/2 (12 ounce) can
beer (such as Budweiser®)
Always remember when making beer chicken to place a small wad of foil or small red potato over neck so that the chicken steams & stays moist inside. I'm not a beer fan. I put 8 oz. of ckn broth in empty 16 oz beer can with spices of choice. The taller can is a little more sturdy. Less chance of tipping over!
Don't cook it on medium, we TORCHED it...was the mistake putting the lid down? We googled how to do it because this recipe didn't clarify and all of them said to put the lid down. It was charcoal! Wish we could have enjoyed it :-(
what a way to spend New Years Eve in snow covered Milton Indiana~~good really will make again used suggestion on using 16 oz can & onion to cover the hole in the neck delicious shared on my facebook page~~
Great rub. My new go to for chicken,pork and ribs . The chicken was outstanding , I added an onion in the chicken neck.
Very good rub! I opened the beer and pored out about an ounce. I personally set the grill to high for the first 10-15 mins to ensure crispy skin. Then I turned down to 350 until it hits 160 degrees. It came out tender and delicious! The smoky paprika with the tinge of heat and sweet is great! Remember to rest for 5 mins to redistribute the juices and your bird will come up to 165 degrees. Perfect!
Wonderful! Brined the chicken first overnight in fridge. I took your rub recipe and mixed with 1 and 1/2 sticks of room temp. real butter. Let that sit to instill seasonings. Put this mixture in between skin and chicken breast and then covered all of chicken.Put lemon and onion in chicken cavity. Also put hickory chips on in to smoke as it grilled. Used indirect grilling method. Put foil pan under chicken below grate to catch melted butter so it won't flame. Make sure lid is on to control temp. Flavorful and juicy!!
This is our Go-To recipe for beer can chicken!! Turns out great every time. I put a pie pan under the chicken while it is on the BBQ to catch drippings and prevent over browning.
I made this last night and it was so moist and delicious !! I will make this again! Thank you for the great recipe :-)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
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