Es’s Beer Can Chicken

Es's Beer Can Chicken

The steaming beer keeps the meat moist delivering a perfect chicken. 

3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp garlic salt
1 tbsp salt
Pinch or two of Cayenne pepper
Pinch or two of freshly ground black pepper
Finely chopped fresh rosemary

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Wash and get the chicken ready
Paint with VOO (olive oil)
Smear with the rub
¼ to ½ tin or beer (any flavor)

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Get your BBQ ready
Remove neck and giblets and discard
Rinse and clean the chicken, pat dry with paper towel
Rub chicken lightly with oil then rub the inside and outside of the chicken with your dry rub
Open a can of beer and pour off ½ of the beer ….. preferable drink it ツツ
Place beer can on a solid surface, grab it by the legs and plonk the chicken cavity over the beer can
Place on BBQ, closing the lid and cook for ±1¼ hours
Carefully pick up the chicken and place in a large container that can go on the BBQ.
Remove the can and leave the excess beer in the dish.
Sprinkle with rosemary and let it sit on the BBQ to rest for 5-10 minutes.
Serve with fresh salad.

Prepared, tried and tested by: Esme Slabs husband’s own creation

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36 thoughts on “Es’s Beer Can Chicken

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    • Thanks Gabe – hope you will also enjoy it as much as we did. This is a keeper for us. Please feel free to adjust the rub with spices of your own preference. It’s so versatile that you should be able to adjust it to your liking. Enjoy

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  3. It’s like you read my mind! My sister-in-law just said I should try beer can chicken because I love a good rotisserie and here you are! Wonderful. I think I’ll try this recipe next week. 🙂

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    • Thank you for visiting and sharing this easy recipe with your friends. Hope you will enjoy it as we do. As you’re a baker how about you participate in our monthly recipe exchange? Watch my blog on the 1 of the month for the new theme for August. If you wish, check out the sharing is caring tab for info on this program. I would love to showcase your baking. Also check out under the social media tab the post and then I can add your information there as well. Hope to see you on those platforms soon.


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