Recipe by Max
"Cooking a chicken on a beer can."
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1 (2 to 3 pound)
1 (12 fluid ounce) can
liquid smoke flavoring
1 long metal skewer
I recommend mixing the seasonings with some olive oil to ensure a crispy tasty skin with a nice color (SEE MY PHOTO). I used seasoning salt (about 2 tsp) instead of poultry seasoning.
I am so happy that I was able to erase what I just wrote. By mistake I thought this recipe was another similar one who did not say to spread the coals out. Very important to not grill under direct heat. Could cause fire... like in the other recipe. Thank you for saying indirect heat.
this is excellent! did it in my oven for about 25 min per pound at 350.....yum yum juicy
I have only made this in the oven at 350 degrees for 2 hours, but it is well worth the wait! My family and friends request what we have renamed "Beer-butt Chicken"! I even found a neat can holder/cooking stand at Walmart for $3.95. It's a great tool!
Great recipe, however, if you plan to cook the chicken for 2hrs on a grill, I would recommend indirect heat.(I used a 4 burner propane grill) If not, cut the cook time down to 1 1/2hrs. For a different taste, consider adding THIN lemon slices under the skin. Remember, "to each thier own". Still, all and all, a great recipe to start and tweak to your taste.
Easy, great tasting recipe. I prefer a 4/4 rub with equal parts salt, pepper, paprika, and brown sugar. And yes, indirect cooking only!
This was good, but I like the Beer Butt Chicken on this site better. This had a bit too much poultry seasoning for us and the bay leaf was a little weird. We like to rub the bird with seasonings and melted butter. We have the stands that we bought at Wal Mart that are inexpensive and work like a charm! Thanks.
My entire family loves this recipe, especially my two-year-old! The prep time is very easy, but it takes a while to cook, so plan ahead and enjoy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 207
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