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Beer Can BBQ Chicken
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Beer can chicken is a simple and tasty meal that you can cook outside — while enjoying your favorite lager at the same time. Simply drink half of a beer and placed your marinated chicken on top. Then, wait. Easy, right?It does require a little bit of planning though. You’ll want to brine your whole chicken for 8-24 hours. We suggest overnight. ...

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Ingredients
For the brine
1
cup of water
1/3
cup of salt
1/3
cup of brown sugar
4
cans of beer, 12 ounces each
For the rub
2 1/2
tablespoons brown sugar
2
tablespoons Ancho chile powder
2
tablespoons smoked paprika
2
tablespoons celery salt
2
tablespoons dry mustard
2
tablespoons ground cumin
1
tablespoon black pepper
1
tablespoon white pepper
1
tablespoon oregano
1
tablespoon granulated garlic powder
1
tablespoon granulated onion powder
1
tablespoon cayenne pepper
1
teaspoon cinnamon
For the chicken
1
whole chicken
1
can of beer, drink 12
 
olive oil
Directions
8-24 Hours for Brine, 25 Minutes for Prep, 1 Hour and 15 Minutes for Cook, 10 Minutes for Additional Rest
1
Make the brine. Add water, salt and brown sugar in a 6-8 quart container. Wait for the salt and sugar to completely dissolve. Then add four cans of beer. Place the chicken in the brine container. Cover and let it marinate for 8-24 hours.
2
Rinse the chicken completely with cold water. Then pat it dry. Put it back in the refrigerator for another hour.
3
In the meantime, make the dry rub. We recommend combining the ingredients in a food processor.
4
Preheat the grill to medium, between 300 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit. You'll want to set it up for indirect grilling with one side of the grill off and cool.
5
Take the chicken out of the fridge and drizzle it with olive oil. Make sure to drizzle inside the chicken too. Then coat it with the dry rub. Don’t be shy! Let the chicken sit for 20 minutes before cooking.
6
Using 1/2 can of beer and your folding chicken roaster, slide the chicken over the beer can. You may have to reposition the legs for it stand up properly. Place it on the cool side of the grill.
7
Cook the chicken for an hour and 15 minutes with the lid closed. Only open the lid to baste with olive oil every 20-30 minutes.
8
Check the chicken breast and thigh with a digital thermometer. The breast should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit, and the thigh should be at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
9
Carefully remove the chicken from the grill. Let rest for 10 minutes before removing the beer can and serving.
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