Grilled Beer Chicken

Grilled Beer Chicken

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"This is a chicken recipe from ranch hand trail cooks. The 'garlic on the coals' trick will probably bring your neighbors over, so beware, and cook plenty!!"
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 988 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 988 kcal
  • 49%
  • Fat:
  • 74.3 g
  • 114%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 64.7 g
  • 129%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 316 mg
  • 105%
  • Sodium:
  • 464 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the beer, butter, 1 tablespoon garlic powder and seasoned pepper. Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes, or until butter is melted and mixture is hot. Set aside.
  3. Season chicken generously with the garlic powder, ground black pepper and seasoned salt to taste.
  4. Brush the grilling surface with oil. Place chicken onto the grill bone side down. Close the lid, and cook for about 45 minutes, or until the chicken skin is starting to blister.
  5. Turn the chicken over, so it is bone side up. They will be black and charred, but the chicken meat will be fine. Pierce the membrane of the bone with a fork, and ladle some of the beer mixture into the 'cup' formed by the bones. Throw a teaspoon or so of garlic powder on the coals, close the lid, and seal the vents.
  6. Repeat ladling the beer mixture into the chicken, and throwing garlic powder onto the coals every 5 minutes, until the mixture is gone. The chicken should be tender and juices should run clear.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most helpful positive review

I don't eat chicken on a bone often, so I made this marinade and used boneless chicken breasts. Brushed it on the chicken while cooking and turned out excellent! Very tender, juicy and flavo...

Most helpful critical review

Since we use skinless, boneless chicken breasts we used the spices & beer as a marinade. It was ok, but won't make again this way. We'll wait until we have a whole chicken & try as recommended, ...

I don't eat chicken on a bone often, so I made this marinade and used boneless chicken breasts. Brushed it on the chicken while cooking and turned out excellent! Very tender, juicy and flavo...

If I could give this one 10 stars, I would. I've made this one about 15 times now. Usually, after 2 or 3 times, I'll change a recipe around a little just to experiment. Not this one. It's to...

Since we use skinless, boneless chicken breasts we used the spices & beer as a marinade. It was ok, but won't make again this way. We'll wait until we have a whole chicken & try as recommended, ...

This is a poor substitute for the original Beer Can Chicken, using the whole, uncut chicken, with the can of beer in the rear cavity, propped up on the legs and beer can bottom.

Cooked two birds on a gas barbecue, so the only step I missed was throwing garlic on the coals at the end. Otherwise followed recipe exactly for thanksgiving. The whole family raved, and asked...

Great recipe, highly reccommend this. The only thing I added was a teaspoon of Paprika and a teaspoon of Lawry's seasoning salt. I had a feeling it would be bland without seasoning (several of t...

I love garlicky chicken and this was wonderful and juicy.

Very easy to make. Was one of the best ways to cook chicken.

This recipe was fast to do, and tasted good, and it did not seem to have an overpowering flavor to it. I was expecting a hardier taste to it, but it was easier to add more flavor than to take ...