I apologize to my vegetarian readers, but this beer can chicken was just so good; I couldn't help but write about it.
Recipe for Beer Can Chicken:
- Pour out or drink 1/4 cup can of beer
- Rub whole chicken in spices
- Poke additional hole in top of beer can
- Stand chicken on beer can
- Grill for 1-2 hours
For the chicken pictured here we used Budweiser beer. I read all about how to do this in the magazine Cooks Illustrated. They said a lager beer like Budweiser worked best. No need to try a "fancy" beer. They also have a great list of spices to use.
Our friend E took this picture. His wife M and I decided it would be fun to cook a Thanksgiving turkey this way using a big can of Fosters. If I can find a big enough grill, you just might see that posted on Thanksgiving Day. Until then, try this recipe yourself this summer. It won't disappoint.