Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Beer Can Chicken aka Beer Butt Chicken

Beer Can Chicken aka Beer Butt Chicken


1 cup butter

2 tablespoons garlic salt

2 tablespoons paprika

salt and pepper to taste

1 (12 fluid ounce) can beer

1 (4 pound) whole chicken



Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat.


In a small skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter. Mix in 1 tablespoon garlic salt, 1 tablespoon paprika, salt, and pepper.


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 sheet. Set chicken on can, inserting can into the cavity of the chicken. Baste chicken with the melted, seasoned butter.


Place baking sheet with beer and chicken on the prepared grill. Cook over low heat for about 3 hours, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). This can also be baked in the oven at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 hours or at 325 for 2 hours

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ooowee! That there recipe sounds mighty fine. I'm a gonna have to sacrifice one o' my beers to cook me that.