Ed's Favorite Beer Can Chicken Rub Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ed's Favorite Beer Can Chicken Rub Recipe
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Ed's Favorite Beer Can Chicken Rub

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"This recipe is a tribute to my Uncle who is by far one the best pit masters I have ever known. Feel free to put this on chicken, pork, or just about anything else you can think of. To cover a typical 5-pound chicken, I normally measured the spices in tablespoons. However, feel free to mix a larger batch to keep some finished product on hand. One thing's for sure, you will be the hit of the party!"

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Stir brown sugar, dry mustard, granulated onion, paprika, kosher salt, garlic powder, coriander, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
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Oct 25, 2013

What a surprise! When I found this recipe, I wasn't sure what to think, but what the heck. I had all the ingredients handy, so why not? It was really, really good! I used the whole batch on one, big, Amish chicken. I rubbed the outside generously and sprinkled a bunch more into the cavity. In addition (thanks to watching cooking shows on TV), I took 2 TBS of Olive Oil and squeezed a lemon into the oil and drizzled that over the top to get the skin crispy, brown and spicy). As a side note, don't throw the juiced lemons out, toss them into the cavity to bake some of that lemony flavor into the chicken. It was fabulous! When it was all over, I took the drippings and brought it to a boil on the stovetop adding in 2 TBS of Wondra Sauce & Gravy Flour to make a sweet, spicy gravy that was great over our stuffing and for dipping the chicken too. Served with Green Beans with Almonds and Carmelized Shallots, this was a 5 star dinner!!! Thanks to Ed for inventing such a nifty rub!

Feb 24, 2013

Excellent combo - this makes a lot more than you need for one chicken but that is cool. It is good in soups and stews too - meat of any kind.

Oct 11, 2012

This is wonderful! My first experience making Beer Can Chicken I tried this rub and the family loved it. I sprinkle some inside the bird as well as rubbing it generously on the outside and the results are fantastic. It's also a great rub for a roasted pork tenderloin!

May 18, 2014

Wow! Had the parents over for supper and everyone loved this, including my kids. I did a beer can chicken, and since the spice rub reminded me of Mexico, I made a Mexican rice along side with the leftover spice rub. It was a perfect combo! The only difference I did was use onion powder since I didn't have the granulated onion. I will definitely use this again and again, thanks!

Aug 20, 2014

I tried this rub the first time last year and it has been my go to meat seasoning since. I absolutely love it! Just a note though is watch on the grill because the sugar likes to burn.

Jun 06, 2014

I made this last night and it was super awesome. I love making beer can chicken. It's so easy, and this rub was a great compliment.

Apr 13, 2015

Best B.C. chicken! My wife and kiddos ate that yard bird like they were never gonna eat chicken again! It was like lil chicken hawk going after Foghorn Leghorn. Its easy to have a few while your bird steams with PBR.

Mar 09, 2014

Fantastic! Good as a rub or just a seasoning!


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  • Calories
  • 8 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 241 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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