Beer Can Chicken
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
Basic Barbecue Rub (recipe follows)
1 (4 lb.) whole broiler-fryer chicken
1 (12 oz.) can beer or lemon-lime soda
BASIC BARBECUE RUB
1 T. paprika
2 t. salt
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. pepper
Mix the following ingredients together.
Heat coals or gas grill for indirect heat. Make Basic Barbecue Rub. Fold wings of chicken across back with tips touching. Sprinkle rub inside cavity and all over outside of chicken, rub with fingers. Pour 1/2 cup of beer from can. Hold chicken upright, with opening of body cavity down; insert beer can into cavity. Insert barbecue meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh muscle and does not touch bone. Cover and grill chicken upright over drip pan or over unheated side of gas grill and 4 to 6 inches from medium heat for 1 hour 30 minutes or until thermometer reads 180° and juice is no longer pink when center of thigh is cut. Using tongs, carefully lift chicken to 13x9 pan, holding large metal spatula under beer can for supoort. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. Remove beer can; discard.