Beer Can Chicken

Posted on Sep 23 2022 in
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Beer Can Chicken

1 t. paprika

1 t. dry mustard

1 T. sea salt

1 t. brown sugar

¼ t. pepper

1 t. garlic powder

1 t. onion powder

1 chicken (4-5 lbs.)

Basting Spray

1 (12 oz.) can beer

2 cups apple cider

1 T. olive oil

2 T. balsamic vinegar

Mix dry ingredients together and rub chicken inside and out. Open can of beer. Pour half into a spray bottle and add apple cider, olive oil and vinegar. Insert can of beer into cavity of chicken. With chicken resting on the can, cook for about 2 hours over medium hot grill (around 350 F) with grill cover on. Spritz chicken with the basting spray periodically while cooking. When chicken is done, carefully lift it off the grill and, with an oven mitt on, remove the can. Carve chicken and serve.

Cook’s note:
Chicken can also be baked in the oven at 350 F for about 2 hours. Adjust oven racks as necessary to ensure chicken fits in the oven.