Beer Can Chicken

Learn to Make Moist Beer Can Chicken, In the Oven or on the

Make beer can chicken. Moist and tender on the grill or in the oven.

Making beer can chicken in the oven or on the grill. Photo: Izik

Grill

The beer can chicken has been around for quite some time. There are still a lot of people who haven’t tried it yet. Its so easy, and it makes for some of the most moist flavorful chicken you have ever had. The beer become evaporated inside the chicken and infuses the flavors inside the meat. One of the best reasons to make this, is that you can finish off the beer while you are waiting for the chicken to cook. Since the chicken will take almost 2 hours to cook it should allow you to work up quite a buzz and an appetite.

Preparations and Ingredients

  • Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Any other spices or rubs you like
  • 3-5# chicken
  • 1 can of beer per bird
  • An apple or potato
  1. Rinse off your chicken and liberally apply spices to the inside and out. You should also brush the chicken at this point with your oil.
  2. Drink some beer from the can you plan to use with your chicken. You will need to drink about 50% of the beer from your can to prevent making too big of a mess.
  3. Place your chicken over top of the beer can.
  4. Plug the neck hole with an apple or potato, this will ensure all the juice stays inside the bird.

They make holders for the cans and chicken. These can be purchased all over the place, but I am not sure they are really necessary. The holders might make this cooking process a lot easier, although I have never tried using them.

Grilling or Baking?

Grill Cooking your Beer Can Chicken

To make your beer can chicken in the grill you will need to cook it on medium to medium high. You should make sure that you are cooking your chicken without heat directly underneath it. If you are using charcoal or a gas grill the process is the same. Cooking with charcoal or flames directly underneath your chicken will result in too much heat.

Cook your chicken between 1-2 hours(dependent upon the size). Its a great idea to use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Baking

This is really easy! Place your chicken in a baking pan and set the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for around 1.5 hours until internal temp reaches 165. If your chicken is properly cooked the juices will flow clear when poked with a knife.

This recipe is so easy and will deliver some of the most scrumptious chicken you have ever tasted. The juices from the beer will circulate throughout the meat and really give you a great meal everyone will love. The beer can route is the only way to go if you are thinking of making a whole chicken.

 

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