Beer-Can Chicken

posted by Elle 08-06-98 6:29 PM

Beer-Can Chicken: Mr. Food
Serves: 4 to 6

1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 can (12 ounces) beer, half-full of beer (enjoy the other half)
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
One 3 to 3 1/2-pound chicken

Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Add the barbecue sauce to the half-full can of beer.

In a small bowl, combine the basil, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well and rub evenly over the chicken, inside and out.

Place the cavity of the chicken over the beer can so that the chicken is sitting on the can, then place in a shallow pan on the rack in the center of the grill.

Cover the grill and cook for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until no pink remains and the juices run clear; remove from grill.

Carefully pour the remaining sauce from the can into a bowl, and serve with the chicken


This can also be made with nonalcoholic beer or, for a different flavor, you could use a half-filled can of lemonade and rub the chicken with lemon-pepper seasoning.

Cooking time will vary depending on the grill used.

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