Thursday, July 14, 2011

Beer Can Chicken

Yep, it's not a dessert!!

You've heard of Beer Can Chicken, right?  I think I started making it about 4 or 5 years ago when I got myself, How to Grill, by Steven Raichlen.....well, I got it for the hubby, but quickly discovered it would be me doing the grilling.  If you don't have this book yet and are interested in grilling, then you are totally missing out!!

The star recipe that came out of this book is Beer Can Chicken, and it couldn't be easier!  It's one of those recipes that are great for entertaining since once it goes on the grill you just forget about it for the next 1 - 1 1/2 hours (depending on how big the chicken is)......but also because people seem to love seeing a chicken standing up on the grill with a beer can shoved where the sun don't shine!

The prep for this couldn't be easier......have your grill on medium....but you want indirect turn off the side that you'll be the chicken on (or the middle on my grill).  I don't bother with any wood chips......although I'm sure it would be super tasty.  Pour out half of the can of beer (or drink it).  Cover the chicken in whatever BBQ rub you like to use (there is a recipe for one on the recipe link).  I tend to change mine up each time.  Also put a little of the rub in the beer car, so that as the beer evaporates, the rub flavors the chicken from the inside as well.  Then you just shove that can up there......move it to the grill and cover.  Voila!  When you come back 1 - 1 1/2 hours later, you'll have amazingly juicy chicken, with super crispy skin.  Sooooo good!!

For the recipe, head over to The Barbecue Bible.....and Enjoy!!

This post is linked to:
Turning the Tables Thursday
Full Plate Thursday
Friday Food
These Chicks Cooked
Cast Party Wednesday


  1. Thank you so much for sharing on Momtrends. I love checking out all the Friday Food submissions. I always request this recipe from my dad when I go home to MD. The chicken always comes out so moist and flavorful. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Kristen,
    That Chicken looks so good. It will be very moist and tasty, great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by Cast Party Wednesday last week. I really appreciate you sharing your recipes with us. I hope you will join us again for another awesome party filled with yummy recipes.
    Thanks Again!