1 hr 50 mins
1 hr 30 mins
For years I have been hearing about roasting a whole chicken on the barbecue while using a can of beer as a sort of steamer/baster. I had no idea what I was doing when I tried it myself, but I was game to try and this is the recipe that I ended up making. It turned out quite juicy and tasty. I also used some beer to baste the outside of the chicken at the same time by using a basting brush.
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- 1Preheat barbecue.
- 2Carefully place chicken onto to open beer can (you may cut the top off the can of beer if you wish).
- 3Rub the salt, pepper, sage and garlic onto the outside of chicken.
- 4For those who like extra garlic, either half or quarter some cloves of garlic; using a knife, slice some little holes all over the bird and stuff the garlic into those holes.
- 5Carefully place your chicken with the beer can in its cavity onto the grill.
- 6To help balance it, pull the legs of the chicken slightly forward to rest on the grill.
- 7Cook the chicken on low-medium heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until skin is crisp and the juices run clear.
- 8Remove with tongs and let the chicken sit for about 10-15 minutes until the chicken and beer can is cool enough to handle.
- 9Once chicken is cooled, remove from beer can (discard beer can and any left over contents) and slice up bird as you ordinarily would.
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Nutritional Facts for Beer Can Chicken
Serving Size: 1 (486 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 557.5
- Calories from Fat 327
- Total Fat 36.3 g
- Saturated Fat 10.4 g
- Cholesterol 181.1 mg
- Sodium 172.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 3.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 45.3 g