Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beer Butt Chicken

I love that spring is here so that we can grill!!,,,,even though we do grill sometimes in the winter,,,,It is definitely more fun when it is warmer outside!,,,,One of the things we love to grill is Beer Butt Chickens,,,we have been making it this way for years,,,I even found a stand to insert your beer can in with makes it a little sturdier, I also place everything in a foil roasting pan to catch all of the juices....For preparing this way you only leave 1/2 of the beer in the can (which my husband doesn't mind taking care of!),,,We use a dry rub on ours,,,,,,He also cuts a lemon in half and inserts it under the skin,,,which he says is for flavor,,well it does look pretty funny too!!...These are also great for a large crowd...we have done 3-4 at a time!,,,Here is what we do,,,Enjoy!!

1 whole Chicken
1 can of any beer (1/2 removed)
1 lemon (cut in half)
dry rub (recipe below)
1 T sea salt
1 T granulated garlic
1 T granulated onion
1 t dry thyme
2 t paprika
1 t dry mustard
2 t cumin
1/2 t black pepper
Prepare your chicken by rinsing, patting dry and then rubbing with the dry rub
Cut lemon in half and slide under skin above breast (we secured with toothpicks)
If you don't have a stand for can, you can place chicken right over can of beer
Place in a foil roasting pan and place on grill and cook until browned
and temperature has reached 180 degrees
NOTE...I have also done it this way in the oven,,,which is another option!

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