Chef CC

Recipe of the week

by Chef CC

 - Mon, Aug 17 2009

Crispy Beer Can Chicken

About an 1 hr 15 mins to cook/15 mins to prep

Ingredients


Beer Can Chicken Rub:

2 tablespoons seasoning salt

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin or comino
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

For the Chicken:

3-4 pound whole chicken, washed and dried

  • Canola oil
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter 
  • Beer Can Chicken Rub
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer (any kind)
  • 1/2 cup of apple juice

Directions

For the rub:

Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl and use for the grilled chicken.
Rub will keep for about 3-4 months in a sealed container.


For the chicken:

Take melted butter and pour into a preheated skillet.
Brown chicken on all sides. Let chicken rest for about 10 mins.
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

Rub the browned chicken and its cavity down with the canola oil. Season the chicken with rub mixture and get some seasoning inside the cavity.
Pour out 1/4 of the beer, poke 2 holes at the upper part of the can and slide the chicken over the beer can.
Place the chicken on hot grill and cover.
Cook for about 1 hr and 15 mins.
Once cooked, place in pan and pour apple juice over chicken, cover with foil and place in oven on warm until ready to serve.
Always let the meat rest 5-10 minutes before carving.

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