I can't believe it has taken me this long to make my first "beer can chicken" of the summer. I first started making this chicken right after we got married, and it is still a favorite I enjoy making during the summer. Don't' drink alcohol? No problem! The alcohol in the beer can is only used for steaming the chicken, so there is not any that actually touches the chicken.
Prepare to cook it long and slow on the grill - usually about two hours.
- 2 Tbl. Garlic Powder
- 1 1/2 Tbl. of Paprika
- 1 Tbl. Cumin
- 1 tea. salt
- 1 tea. pepper
- 2 Tbl. Olive Oil
- 1 can of beer
- 1 whole chicken
First mix all the spices together.
Open the beer can, and drain it until it is 1/2 full.
Put the can into a chicken stand. These can be found at Walmart for about $2 - or online.
Clean the chicken, and then brush with olive oil.
Rub the spices all over the chicken.
Stick the can of beer up the chickens "butt".
Grill on low for about two hours.
Enjoy the juiciest chicken ever!