Brad's beer can chicken. Novelty aside, beer can chicken is the best, easiest way to cook a whole chicken on the grill without any special equipment. The beer from the can steams the chicken, resulting in a perfectly-cooked whole chicken — burnished to mahogany perfection — no flipping, rotisserie, or special pan required. Beer can chicken is not only a great way to cook a whole chicken on the grill, but it's also a lot of fun to do.
Discard giblets and neck from chicken; drain and pat dry. Pour out half the beer (tip into a glass to drink!) and leave the rest in the can, as it will keep the chicken moist while it cooks. Pop the chicken onto the can, legs down, so that it looks like it is sitting upright with the can in its cavity. You can have Brad's beer can chicken using 7 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Brad's beer can chicken
- You need 2 of whole roasting chickens, big enough to fit a beer can in.
- You need 3 (12 Oz) of beers.
- You need 1/4 cup of McCormicks Montreal steak seasoning.
- Prepare 2 tbs of lemon pepper.
- You need 2 tbs of poultry seasoning.
- You need 1 tbs of Mccormick's island wood fire grill seasoning.
- Prepare of juice of one lemon.
Beer Can Chicken is easy to make with a can (or two!) of your favorite brew and can be grilled (or baked)! A tender juicy chicken perfectly seasoned is set upon a beer can to grill to tender perfection. In just a couple of steps. Don't just drink your beer; use it to grill a Beer Can Chicken recipe from Food Network.
Brad's beer can chicken step by step
- Rinse and pat dry chickens. Slip a knife between the shin and breastfeeding meat..
- Mix all seasoning together. Rub under skin, all over the outside of the chicken. Sprinkle what is left into the body cavity..
- Juice the lemon and pour under the skin..
- Pour 1/3 of each beer into a roaster and insert into the body cavity of each chicken..
- Use skewers to support the chickens so they don't fall while cooking.
- Bake at 350 until internal temp reaches 165. Pour third beer into roaster half way through cooking.
- When done, tent with foil and let rest 5-10 minutes. Carve and serve.
The indirect heat helps create a moist, dry-rubbed whole Open beer can and take several gulps (make them big gulps so that the can is half full). Place beer can on a solid surface. Grabbing a chicken leg in each. Beer can chicken on the grill is a such a popular recipe for good reason, and you just have to give it a try. Beer Can Chicken. by Michael Chu.