Weber's Beer Can Chicken
- Ready In:
- 1hr 55mins
For the rub
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon granulated onion
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
For the chicken
- 1 (4 -5 lb) whole chickens
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 (16 ounce) can beer (tall boy)
- To make the rub: In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients.
- Remove and discard the neck, giblets, and any excess fat from the chicken.
- Rinse the chicken, inside and out, under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
- Lightly spray or brush all over with the vegetable oil and season, inside and out, with the rub.
- Open the beer can and pour off half of the beer.
- Set the half-full can on a flat surface and slide the chicken over the top so the can fits inside the cavity.
- Transfer the bird to the grill, keeping the can upright.
- Carefully balance the bird on its two legs and the can.
- Grill over Indirect Medium heat until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 170°F in the breast and 180°F in the thickest part of the thigh, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours.
- Wearing barbecue mitts, carefully remove the chicken and the can from the grill, being careful not to spill the beer – it will be hot.
- Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before lifting it from the can.
- Discard the beer.
- Cut the chicken into serving pieces.
- Serve warm.
- Makes 4 to 6 servings.
- My note: This can be cooked in a hot oven if the weather is not amiable to outdoor cooking.
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