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Easy Eats: Beer Can Chicken

August 30, 2015

Beer Can Chicken

Easy Eats: Beer Can ChickenSo I did it, I made my first ever Beer Can Chicken. I have to admit, I did not want to do it. I generally prefer my meat in pieces and strips and not in whole form, so I was not excited. But it wasn’t too bad after all.

All you have to do for this Easy Eats Recipe is mix the spices, which I’m sure many of them you already have
on hand, or just do any kind of spice that you prefer and rub it on the chicken after you have loosened the skin and oiled it up with some Olive Oil. Drink half a can of beer, and place the chicken on the can.

I did not have one of those fancy beer chicken holders and that was okay. I did had a small grilling pan that I set the beer and chicken on, and it held it up nicely. The grill just did its thing and I didn’t have to worry about Easy Eats: Beer Can Chickenwatching it or flipping it. I just turned it on and let it cook.

The end result was a delicious moist chicken. A lot of times chicken on the grill ends up dry and the skin can be hard to cut through. But this beer chicken tastes like a warm, moist, delicious rotisserie chicken.

So after all of my pouting and resentment to try this Easy Eats Recipe, I am glad I did. What a great way to feed an entire family without much work.

Try it and let me know what you think!




Easy Eats: Beer Can Chicken
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Serves: 6
  1. Combine onion powder, salt, smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, and brown sugar and mix into a small bowl.
  2. Prepare the grill for indirect grilling (350-450 degrees). Pour out half of the beer or drink it if you choose to. Poke additional holes in top of the can with a can opener.
  3. Gently loosen skin from the chicken. Rub the chicken all over with olive oil. Sprinkle 1 tsp. of spice mixture into the cavity, then rub the remaining spice mixture all over the chicken.
  4. Holding the chicken with legs pointed down, lower chicken over the can so it fills the body cavity. You can get special beer can chicken holders for this that make it a bit easier.
  5. Place chicken over drip pan; grill, covered over indirect medium heat for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until it reaches an internal temperature of 180 degrees.
  6. Remove chicken from grill; cover and let stand for 10 minutes before removing from beer can and cutting up.