@Eatinginflats my ever talented husband has been making beer can chicken for a couple of years now. He's always telling me how easy it is but when it comes to the grill something inside me shrinks back and lets my man handle it. In the summer, he can make beer can chicken almost every weekend, so this time I begged him to take some photos of the process for me and kind of walk me through the process. He obliged which means that now I'm probably going to have to make dinner for the rest of the month but it's well worth it. The recipe is a lot easier than expected and believe it or not, even the most unseasoned cook can get through it.
Beer can chicken
Here's what you need:
- A Large beer can or a small beer can and this beer can stand ->
- A grill
- A whole chicken, offal removed
- Your favorite Bbq spice rub or Bbq sauce
- A Meat thermometer
- Apple wood chips or your preferred flavor chips
- Foil pans
- Aluminum foil
Heres what you do:
- Heat the grill to Medium- High
- Place the wood chips on the side of the grill with direct heat in a small smoking bin or foil pan. If you are using a foil pan, cover the pan with aluminum foil and poke holes through it so the smoke can escape.
- Place a pan halfway full of water next to the wood chip pan it on the grill.
- Open the beer can
- Fit the chicken on top of the beer can, the cavity can slide right over the can- Keep your pervy thoughts to yourself people!
- Rub the chicken all over with your favorite spice rub, or BBQ sauce and some salt and pepper
- Place the chicken on the can on a baking tray or pan to stabilize it and place it inside the grill on the side furthest from the heat
- Close the cover and allow the chicken to cook for about 1 -1 1/2 hours until the outside has a nice brown crust and the inside is cooked through (the juices should run clear). A meat thermometer should read 165 F which you should get if you don't have one yet. If you are using BBQ sauce, baste the chicken every 15 minutes or so, so that it doesn’t dry out .
- Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes before slicing into the juiciest chicken you have ever had.
- Enjoy the rest of summer while it lasts bruh!
PS. Don't drink the rest of that beer- its gross, I've tried it.
While I know most people don't have a smoker as we show being used in this video, if you happen to have a smoker use logs instead of chips and light them in the smoking pit before adding the chicken. Allow the flames to die down a little as shown in the video below before adding the chicken on to the smoking rack