What Fun! I wish you could have seen the faces on my guests faces when i sat the Chicken down on the BBQ. I put a pan directly under the chicken to do indirect cooking in my gas BBQ and kept the pan filled with water. This does not prevent ending up with a wonderful golden chicken but it does add to keeping the hen moist. The BBQ rub I used was "Tony Chachere's" WONDERFUL MOIST CHICKEN. Thankyou
My husband loves to make this in a disposable tin pan on the grill. He uses lemon pepper on the chicken and beer or wine in the can and in the bottom of the pan. It tastes amazing! I'm glad to see we aren't the only ones who get the funny looks when it's carved and people see the can in the middle! ;)~
I made this for the first time today. Cooked a 6 1/4 lb fresh hen on the Weber kettle. I kept it very basic the first time and only used kosher salt and ground pepper outside the bird. It turned out fantastic and only took about three hours. I put half an onion in the neck to help keep the steam in. Next time I will use a rub and try putting some herbs in the beer can. By the way, I hate the taste of beer but the beer flavor cooks away and you end up with moist flavorful meat. I used hickory wood chunks and the meat had a wonderful smoky flavor. You have to try it!
This was certainly the most moist and tender chicken we have ever made - we could hardly believe that a home-cooked chicken could turn out to be so good. We followed the prep and cooking directions exactly, using our gas grill, and for a little added flavor, basted with chipotle barbecue sauce every 10 minutes for the last 1/2 hour of cooking. This is sure to become a staple of grilling - we look forward to trying different beers, rubs, and sauces in the recipe.
Wow. This makes an excellent moist and tasty chicken. I had one 3kg chicken, and used a old ilwaukee tallboy beer can. our BBQ held the temp at about 325 with the centre burner off. we cooked it for about 1h45 minutes. it was perfect, thanks. i used my own rub, a mixture of paprika, garlic pwder, onion powder and seasonning salt.
My family's favorite chicken. I make it in the oven. Be sure to line the baking dish with foil unless you don't want the dish.
Just made this and it is wonderful. We did it the lazy way, drank half the beer and just used regular charcoal. Worked great. For a small, 2 and a half pound, chicken it took less than an hour so we didn't have to add any charcoal.