Busy summer nights call for an awesome beer can chicken recipe.
With all that has been going on in my life I was really in need of a “set-it-and-forget-it” dinner tonight. I had a whole chicken (the chicken was almost bigger than Leila!), a pre-made BBQ rub….and a lone Budweiser. Time for and awesome beer can chicken!
Awesome Beer Can Chicken
My brother gave me a beer can chicken contraption a few years back and we use it all the time. It truly makes the juiciest, most delicious chicken ever! I’m sure you could probably make it without the actual contraption but I’ve never done it.
I started by rubbing my chicken with olive oil, salt, pepper and my pre-made, store bought, BBQ rub. Next is the best part, you have to drink half the beer so it doesn’t boil over onto the grill. I cut the top off my beer can to allow the liquid to fully steam into the chicken while cooking
Pop that baby upright onto the contraption and put it on the grill.
Place over indirect heat and let it cook for about and hour to an hour an a half until its cooked to the proper temperature (generally 165 degrees in the breast or 185 degrees in the thigh. Definitely use a meat thermometer)
Mmmm mmmm! It turned out great! (as always) I cannot stress how easy this is. I served mine up with some fresh green beans from Henry’s.
Time to get back to work. I am under some serious deadline pressures this week. I have not looked forward to a weekend like this in SO LONG! Cheers to one more day chained to my desk then a gorgeous warm weekend!
Try these other great chicken on the grill recipes