Grilled Beer Can Chicken

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Level: Easy ~ Total: 1 hr 50 min ~ Prep: 10 min ~ Cook: 1 hr 30 min ~ Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

Beer Can Chicken Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

NOTE: You can also purchase ready-made chicken rubs from Ace Hardware

For the Chicken:

  • 4 pounds chicken, washed and dried
  • Vegetable oil
  • Beer Can Chicken Rub
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer

Instructions:

  1. For the chicken rub: In a small bowl mix all the ingredients together and use for the grilled chicken. You can store extra rub mixture in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  2. For the chicken: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Rub the chicken and its cavity down with the vegetable oil. Season the chicken with rub mixture, remembering to season the cavity. Pour out 1/4 of the beer and sit the chicken on top of the beer can. Place the chicken in the center of the hot grill and cover. Cook the chicken for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F. Once cooked, cover loosely with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.

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