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A Rednecks Beer Can Chicken

  Onion powder 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 12 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Beer 12 Ounce (1 Can)
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Whole broiler fryer chicken 1 (Any Size)

Make the basic barbecue rub by mixing ingredients, except beer, then fold wings of chicken across back with tips touching.
Sprinkle rub inside cavity and over outside of chicken by rubbing with fingers.
Pour 1/2 can of beer from can.
Hold chicken up-right, with opening of body cavity down; insert beer can into cavity.
Insert barbecue meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of the inside thigh muscle and does not touch bone.
Cover and grill chicken up-right over drip pan or over un-heated side of gas grill and 4 to 6 inches from medium heat for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or 1 1/2 hours.
OR until thermometer reads 180 degrees and juice is no longer pink when center of thigh is cut.
Using tongs, carefully lift chicken to rectangular pan 13x9x2 inches.
Holding large metal spatula under beer can for support.
Let stand 15 minutes before carving.
Remove beer can and discard.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 906 Calories from Fat 513

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 57 g87.5%

Saturated Fat 16.2 g81.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 281.2 mg93.7%

Sodium 766.9 mg32%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.6%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 4.7 g

Protein 73 g146.2%

Vitamin A 20.9% Vitamin C 16.7%

Calcium 6.8% Iron 22.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

A Rednecks Beer Can Chicken Recipe