Beer Can Chicken

By Carol in Cabo on January 13, 2009

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Ingredients

    1. 1 roasting chicken
    2. 1 (16 ounce) cans beer
    3. 4 garlic cloves
    4. 2 teaspoons rosemary
    5. 2 teaspoons basil
    6. 2 bay leaves
    7. salt
    8. pepper
    9. cooking oil

Directions

  1. Put grill on indirect heat.
  2. Open beer and pour off 1/4 (or just drink it). Put in the garlic, rosemary and basil. Put can on top of an oven proof pan or I like to use an aluminum pie plate. Rinse off chicken, remove giblets, etc. Pat dry. Rub with oil and season with salt, pepper or poultry rub. Slip bay leaves under skin on breast. Oil the can. Gently but firmly 'seat' the chicken on the beer can; chicken should be sitting upright with no support. Put chicken on grill and cook for about an hour or until meat thermometer says done (or until juices run clear and skin is translucent). Yummy,.