Cook1 hr 30 mins
From Off the Eaten Path Inspired Recipes for Adventurous Cooks by Bob Blumer
Make and share this Beer Can Chicken recipe from Food.com.
- Set up your grill for indirect cooking.
- On a charcoal grill, this means spreading the coals around the outer edges, but not directly below the food.
- On a gas grill the outer burners are lit, but not the middle one.
- Once the grill is covered (which it should always be for indirect grilling) the circulating heat works like a convection oven, so there is no need to turn the food.
- Remove neck and giblets.
- Rinse chicken inside and out; pat dry with paper towels.
- Rub chicken lightly with oil, then rub inside and out with salt, pepper and dry rub.
- Set aside.
- Open beer can and take several gulps (make them big gulps so that the can is half full).
- Place beer can on a solid surface.
- Grabbing a chicken leg in each hand, plunk the bird cavity over the beer can.
- Transfer the bird-on-a-can to your grill and place in the center of the grate, balancing the bird on its two legs and the can like a tripod.
- Cook chicken over high indirect heat, with the grill cover on for approximately 1 1/4 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165°F in the breast area and 180°F in the thigh, or until the thigh juice runs clear when stabbed with a sharp knife.
- Remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.