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Grilled Beer-Can Chicken with Spicy Chili Rub

Amazing but true, propping an intensely seasoned chicken atop a can filled with beer, then grilling, produces a remarkably moist and flavorful bird.

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
(3 1/2 to 4-lb.) whole roasting chicken
1
tablespoon brown sugar
3
teaspoons paprika
1
teaspoon seasoned salt
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon cumin
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
(12-oz.) can beer

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Directions

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking as directed by manufacturer (see Cook's Note). Remove and discard neck and giblets from chicken cavity. Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry with paper towels.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except beer; mix well. Rub mixture on inside and over outside of chicken, using all of mixture.
  • 3 Open beer can; with can opener, make several other openings in top. Measure out 2/3 cup beer; discard or reserve for another use. Spray outside of half-full can of beer with nonstick cooking spray; place in ungreased shallow roasting pan. Carefully place chicken cavity over can, pushing until chicken balances in pan.
  • 4 When grill is heated, using tongs and pancake turner, remove chicken and can from pan; place on grill directly over drip pan, making sure chicken is balanced. Cover grill; cook 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until chicken juices run clear and thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 180°F.
  • 5 With thick hot pads and tongs, carefully remove chicken and can from grill; place in clean baking pan or on serving platter. Twist can to remove from chicken; discard can. Let chicken stand 5 minutes before carving.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
425
(
Calories from Fat
215),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
150mg
150%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
47g
47%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
7 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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