Beer Can Chicken on the Grill

 Today’s recipe is something that looks a bit special: Beer can chicken on the grill. Like… literally sitting on the beer can.

I absolutely love making my chicken this way. It’s easy, moist and tastes amazing every time. The chicken is also very crispy.

Basically what you need to do at first is take a big gulp of a beer can (yay!), about half, and sit the chicken on it. It won’t look elegant, but the result is great.

I enjoy brushing on the BBQ sauce in the last 10 – 5 minutes of cooking- you can use the one from the sweet BBQ ribs or your favorite BBQ sauce –  I find this adds to the overall taste of the chicken and the kids enjoy it a lot better this way.

You know kids: the messier the better.

The key to the perfect BBQ chicken is your heat.  If you are using coals, put the coals all on one side so you have a cool spot underneath the beer can chicken. If you are using propane, lower your heat or put the beer can chicken as far as you can from the flame.

Slow and steady does it!

Beer can chicken can also be done in the oven in the same manner. Roast at 350 F for about 1 hour and 15 minutes to achieve the same as the BBQ.

It takes about 20-30 minutes per pound to cook – or until internal temperature has reached 175-180 F.

We served ours with a side of noodles but this chicken is amazing with some french fries, a salad, couscous or some rice.

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