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Crafty Beer Can Chicken

Beer can chicken may look funny, but this method of grilling results in juicy, tender meat. Look for a spice rub that has a smoky flavor to add an extra hit of flavor.

Serves 6
Ready in 60 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 50 mins
466 calories per serving


> 1 4 lb  chicken
> 1/4 cup packaged spice rub
> 1 12 oz can craft beer


Pat chicken dry with paper towels and rub all over with spice rub.
Prepare grill for indirect grilling. If using a gas grill, heat one burner to high and leave one burner off (if you have a 3 burner grill, leave the middle burner off and heat the outside burners). Place a disposable foil pan over the unlit burner to collect juices and fat. If using a charcoal grill, move hot coals to one side of grill and place drip pan under the cooler side of the grill.
Pour half the beer into the drip pan. Position chicken over half-filled can so that the legs are hanging down. Place chicken upright on cool side of grill over drip pan and cover. Grill, covered, until an instant read thermometer reaches 165°F in thickest part of thigh, about 50 min.

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