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    Beer Can Chicken With Cola Barbecue Sauce

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs

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    Chef #1107673's Note:

    This recipe comes from the Food Network site. Bobby Flay made this on one of his shows. I believe that he says that the original recipe is from Steve Raichlen. I make these on the Big Green Egg Smoker. Note that you will only need a small portion of the rub. So, cut back the rub ingredients accordingly if you do not want to have extra leftover.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 2-4

    Yield:

    chicken

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 (12 ounce) can beer
    • 1 (3 1/2-4 lb) chicken
    • 2 tablespoons , rub mixture recipe follows
    • 2 cups cola barbecue sauce, recipe follows
    • 4 -6 cups hickory or apple wood chips, soaked for 1 hour in water to cover, drained

    Rub Ingredients

    Sauce Ingredients

    Directions:

    1. 1
      PREPARE RUB (will make more than you need).
    2. 2
      Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to blend together. Store the rub in an airtight jar away from heat or light and it will keep for at least 6 months.
    3. 3
      PREPARE CHICKEN.
    4. 4
      Pop the tab off the beer can. Using a church key style can opener, make a few more holes in the top of the can. Pour out half the beer into the soaking water of the wood chips. Set the can of beer aside.
    5. 5
      Set up the grill for indirect grilling and preheat to medium. If using a charcoal grill, place a large drip pan in the center. If using a gas grill, place all the wood chips in the smoker box or in a smoker pouch and preheat the grill to high until you see smoke, then reduce the heat to medium.
    6. 6
      Remove the packet of giblets from the body cavity of the chicken and set aside for another use. Remove and discard the fat just inside the body and neck cavities. Rinse the chicken, inside and out, under cold running water, drain, and blot dry inside and out with paper towels. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the rub inside the body and neck cavities of the chicken. Rub the bird all over on the outside with 2 teaspoons of the rub. If you have the patience, you can put some of the rub under the skin being careful not to tear it.
    7. 7
      Spoon the remaining 2 teaspoons of rub through the holes into the beer in the can. Don't worry if it foams up, this is normal. Insert the beer can into the body cavity of the chicken and spread out the legs to form a sort of tripod. Tuck the wing tips behind the chicken's back.
    8. 8
      When ready to cook, if using a charcoal grill, toss all the wood chips on the coals. Stand the chicken up in the center of the hot grate, over the drip pan and away from the heat. Cover the grill and cook the chicken until the skin is a dark golden brown and very crisp and the meat is cooked to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F, about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. If using a charcoal grill, you'll need to add 12 fresh coals per side after 1 hour.
    9. 9
      Using tongs, carefully transfer the chicken in its upright position on the beer can to a platter and present it to your guests. Let rest 5 minutes, and then carefully remove the chicken from the beer can. Take care not to spill the hot beer and burn yourself. Quarter or carve the chicken and serve with Cola barbecue sauce.
    10. 10
      PREPARE SAUCE.
    11. 11
      Combine all the ingredients in a heavy non-reactive saucepan and gradually bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat slightly to obtain a gentle simmer. Simmer the sauce until reduced by 1/4, about 6 to 8 minutes. Use right away or transfer to a large jar, cool to room temperature, cover, and refrigerate. The sauce will keep for several months.
    12. 12
      Cook's Note: You can also barbecue a chicken on a can of cola, lemon-lime soda, or root beer.

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    Nutritional Facts for Beer Can Chicken With Cola Barbecue Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (871 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1688.8
     
    Calories from Fat 725
    42%
    Total Fat 80.5 g
    123%
    Saturated Fat 22.0 g
    110%
    Cholesterol 362.2 mg
    120%
    Sodium 14551.6 mg
    606%
    Total Carbohydrate 134.0 g
    44%
    Dietary Fiber 12.2 g
    49%
    Sugars 81.5 g
    326%
    Protein 101.7 g
    203%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    hickory smoke salt

    garlic flakes

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