Beer Can Chicken

February 25, 2012

This is a really easy way to roast a chicken and keep it juicy. I cooked it in the oven with a skillet, but you could also put over indirect heat on a grill (with a drip pan underneath).

You will need:

  • 2 T garlic powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 T ground coriander
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 T pepper
  • 2 T hot sauce
  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 1 (3 1/2 to 4-lb) chicken
  • 1 (12-oz) can of your favorite beer

Then you will…

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Drink half of the beer to get started.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the spices (garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika, salt and pepper).
  3. Mix in the hot sauce and olive oil.
  4. Rinse the chicken in cold water and trim of any excess fat and skin.
  5. Rub it the spice mixture all over the chicken, under and over the skin.
  6. Sit the chicken on the beer can with its legs at the bottom and wings at the top.
  7. Place the beer can chicken in the middle of the skillet and roast 20 minutes per pound, about 90 minutes, until the juices run clear.
  8. Allow the chicken to rest at least 10 minutes before carving.





One comment

  1. Our favorite chicken recipe! Mine is from Weber, delicious!

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