This recipe was originally posted about a year ago but since it’s a great one and it’s BBQ season again it bares repeating and it is easy and fun.
Now as I said this recipe for Beer Butt Chicken or if you have little ones around Beer Can Chicken is easy and fun but it is also very tasty and only requires a few ingredients and one of the main ones, as you can see from the photo, is a beer can chicken holder. This particular piece of equipment is vital because prior to its invention it was very tricky to try and balance a beer can stuffed chicken on a bbq grill without it toppling over and getting ruined. Since the arrival of the holder it’s a simple matter of stuff the can up the birds butt and put it on the grill oh and…. one of the great things about this recipe is it gives you an excuse to go purchase some beer but then again as a guy do I really ever need an excuse for beer? The other thing you can see from the photo is the tray on the bottom where you can put your veggies and grill them at the same time. The other thing that goes really well with this dish is Grilled Corn on the Cob ( see sides).
So here’s how we put the whole thing together.
One Beer Can Chicken holder
One 4 to 5 pound chicken
Four to six un-husked ears of corn for grilling (see sides for grilled corn on the cob recipe)
One can of beer…… I prefer a Red. It just seems to add flavor
Your favorite chicken rub (see dry rubs and marinades)
Garlic, Rosemary and Thyme
Empty one third of the beer can, preferably into a glass for yourself
Put Garlic, Rosemary and Thyme in the beer can
Rub your favorite chicken rub on the bird making sure to really cover it (see rubs and marinades for my favorite)
Place the beer can in the holder and then place the chicken on the beer can
Put into a pre heated 350 degree BBQ and sit back and relax.
The chicken is done when the internal temperature hits 160 degrees Fahrenheit
People may laugh at you the very first time they see this being made but trust me once they taste how juicy and tender the chicken comes out they will never laugh again……. they will just hound you to keep making it.
So there you have it another “simple but tasty recipe for the grilling season and beyond”
Until next time……….