Step by Step: Beer Can Chicken
Barbecuing your bird over an open can of ale keeps meat juicy and tender. Coating the skin and cavity with herbs and spices adds even more savory flavor.
Beer Can Chicken: Step 1/4
Rub 5-6 pound chicken with oil. Rub cavity with 1 tablespoon of Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Sprinkle remaining Montreal Chicken Seasoning evenly over surface of the chicken.
Beer Can Chicken: Step 2/4
Remove about 2 ounces beer and poke 2 holes in the top of the can. Hold chicken upright (legs pointed down) and insert open beer can into cavity. Stand chicken in upright position on unlit side of grill and position legs to best support chicken (similar to a tripod). Close lid.
Beer Can Chicken: Step 3/4
Grill chicken 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through (internal temp- erature reaches 165⁰F in the thigh). Remove chicken from can before serving.
Beer Can Chicken: Step 4/4
Place chicken on a cutting board breast side up and allow to rest for 5 minutes before carving.
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