Beer Can Chicken

    Beer Can Chicken


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    About this recipe: A whole chicken is seasoned and slowly cooked on the barbecue. The cooking method is a bit unorthodox, but the end result is moist, flavourful and amazing. All you'll need is some chicken, butter, beer and seasonings.

    Serves: 8 

    • 280g butter
    • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
    • 2 tablespoons paprika
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 can beer
    • 1 whole chicken

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    1. Preheat barbecue for low heat.
    2. In a small frying pan, melt 1/2 the butter. Mix in 1 tablespoon garlic salt, 1 tablespoon paprika, salt and pepper.
    3. Discard 1/2 the beer, leaving the remainder in the can. Add remaining butter, garlic salt, paprika, and desired amount of salt and pepper to beer can. Place can on a disposable baking tray. Set chicken on beer can, inserting can into the cavity of the chicken. Baste chicken with the melted, seasoned butter.
    4. Place baking tray with beer and chicken on the prepared barbecue. Cook over low heat for about 3 hours, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 80 C.

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