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Beer Can Chicken


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Ingredients

1 whole chicken (4-5 pounds)
1 12 ounce can beer (room temperature)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed
Juice of 1 lemon
For Rub:
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest


PREPARATION:


Combine all rub ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.


Remove giblets and the neck from chicken. Sprinkle all over with rub, including cavity. Open can of beer and discard half of it. Place, minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, lemon juice, and pepper flakes in it.


Make sure to pierce two more holes on the top of beer can. Place chicken on top of can.


Preheat grill. Place birds grill balanced by the beer cans. Grill over indirect medium heat for 1 1/2 hours or until internal temperature of thigh is 180 degrees. Remove chicken when finished cooking and let sit (with beer can still intact), for 10 minutes before carving.


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Notes

My husband tried this, and the chicken was delicious - so moist and tender. We just used a can of Miller Lite that had been sitting in the fridge forever. I would love to try it with a can of Guinness, although they tend to be quite tall.

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