A Rednecks Beer Can Chicken
|Onion powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Garlic powder||12 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.