Beer Can Chicken
It's grilling season! A delicious way to BBQ a whole chicken, this juicy chicken with crispy skin is a family favorite. You can substitute beer for chicken broth in any aluminum can.
Beer Can Chicken
1 Duncan Farms Broiler Chicken
1 opened can of beer, half full of your favorite beer or chicken broth
1/2 tbsp of rosemary
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of salt
1 tbsp of dried thyme
1 tbsp of black pepper
Prepare grill for indirect heat. If you are using charcoal, keep coals to one side. If you are using a gas grill, only light burners on one side. You want your BBQ to be around 350 degrees.
Rub chicken with oil, then coat in salt, thyme and black pepper.
Place 1/2 tbsp of rosemary into beer can with your preferred liquid.
Slide chicken onto beer can half filled with liquid of your choice so that the chicken is sitting upright , with the can in it's cavity.
Carefully place chicken onto cool side of grill using the can and the chicken legs as a tripod to support itself and keep it stable.
Close grill and walk away. Don't be tempted to open grill for at least an hour. A 4lb chicken usually takes about 1 1/2 hours to cook.
After an hour, check the chicken and refresh charcoal if needed.
How do you Know When your Chicken is Cooked?
A meat thermometer is best and should read at 165. You can also check by poking the chicken deeply with a knife, usually in a thick piece of thigh meat. If the juice runs clear and not pink, the chicken should be cooked.
Remove chicken from BBQ to a tray or pan, carefully. The beer can and liquid is very hot, so be careful. Use a spatula under the bottom of the can and tongs to hold the top of the chicken when you go to move it onto a pan. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes, and then remove the can from the chicken.