Here’s a great recipe to kick off BBQ season. The chicken turns out super moist and flavourful. You can rub it with any spice blend, but I have provided a suggestion in the recipe below.
BBQ Beer Can Chicken
My favourite way to cook chicken on the BBQ and an easy way to impress your dinner guests!
- 1 whole chicken
- 1 can of beer (you could also use club soda, I’ve even heard of people using lemon-lime soda)
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Mix the spices with the olive oil to make a paste. Rub this all over and inside the chicken.
- Drink half of the beer.
- Place the chicken on top of the beer can. I recommend putting this into another container or tray, because the chicken will drip quite a bit. You could also put it directly on the grill.
- Heat the BBQ on medium-high heat (you want to try and maintain between 300 and 350F). Cook the chicken for approximately 1 hour or until a thermometer reads 180F.