The Best Beer Can Chicken Ever

The Best Beer Can Chicken Ever

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"Spicy skin and tender roast chicken!"
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1 h 10 m servings 541 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 541 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 29.1 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 52.3 g
  • 105%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 162 mg
  • 54%
  • Sodium:
  • 481 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** 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 medium heat. If using charcoal, push coals to the side of the grilling area for indirect heat.
  2. Pour stout beer into an empty 12-ounce soda can and drop Thai chilies and garlic cloves into the can. Mix brown sugar, dry mustard, garam masala, kosher salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, cinnamon, onion powder, garlic powder, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  3. Rinse the chicken and coat the skin with the entire batch of spice rub. Place soda can containing beer mixture onto the prepared grill and sit the chicken upright onto the can.
  4. Grill chicken over indirect heat until juices run clear and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast, not touching bone, reads at least 165 degrees F (75 degrees C), about 45 minutes. Let chicken rest 10 minutes before serving.


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This method is a bit off though the seasonings are very interestng and flavorful.I admit to throwing on some rosemary for added flavor and I plugged the neck cavity with a potato so the steam di...

I use a Webber poultry roaster for beer can chicken. Combine the drippings and about half of the remaining stout mixture to make a delicious gravy. Save the bones and trimmings 3 of these ma...

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