Beer Can Chicken


Almost everyone has their favorite Beer Can Chicken recipe, this one is ours.  It’s delicious, succulent, easy, and uses BACON!

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Use These…
  • 1 (2 to 3-pound) whole chicken
  • 4 Tablespoons Snortin’ Pony Chicken Rub
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon Black Peppercorns
  • 1 sprig Rosemary
  • 1 Sage leaf
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer
  • 1/2 pound bacon

 

Do This…

Open beer can and immediately drink half.

Preheat grill or oven to 450 degrees F. If you’re grilling, set it up for indirect heat.

Wash chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

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Rub 1/2 of the spice rub on inside cavity of chicken.

Gently peel skin away from chicken and rub spice rub into meat of chicken. You can rub a little more on the outside as well.

Drop the garlic cloves, peppercorns, rosemary, and sage into the beer can.

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Place chicken, open end down, over the beer can to insert the beer into the cavity.

Place chicken, standing up, in a baking tray or cast iron skillet.

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Place 1/3 of each bacon slice in the top cavity of the chicken and drape the remaining 2/3 down the outside of the chicken. Pierce the bacon to the chicken with toothpicks.

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Place chicken in the oven or grill for 10 minutes and then lower temperature to 325 degrees F.

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Continue to cook for another 1 hour, or until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the thigh reaches 165 F.

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Slice and serve.

Beer Can Chicken

Use These…
  • 1 (2 to 3-pound) whole chicken
  • 4 Tablespoons Snortin’ Pony Chicken Rub
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon Black Peppercorns
  • 1 sprig Rosemary
  • 1 Sage leaf
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer
  • 1/2 pound bacon
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Do This…
  1. Preheat grill or oven to 450 degrees F. If you’re grilling, set it up for indirect heat.
  2. Open beer can and immediately drink half.
  3. Rub 1/2 of the spice rub on inside cavity of chicken.
  4. Gently peel skin away from chicken and rub spice rub into meat of chicken.
  5. Drop the garlic cloves, peppercorns, rosemary, and sage into the beer can.
  6. Place chicken, open end down, over the beer can to insert the beer into the cavity.
  7. Place chicken, standing up, in large saute pan.
  8. Place 1/3 of each bacon slice in the top cavity of the chicken and drape the remaining 2/3 down the outside of the chicken. Pierce the bacon to the chicken with toothpicks.
  9. Place chicken in the oven for 10 minutes and then lower temperature to 325 degrees F and cook for another 1 hour, or until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the thigh reaches 165 F.
  10. Slice and serve.

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