1 thawed whole chicken
Lawrys seasoned salt
Red red pepper flakes
1 can of beer (I prefer coors light)
Take out all the inside of your thawed chicken , rinse with water and blot with a paper towel. Place the chicken on a big plate and massage olive oil all over it. Sprinkle onion powder of the whole bird. Follow with Lawry’s seasoning and then the red pepper flakes. Massage the whole bird to mix the seasoning up and rub it in the outer layer of the skin. HEre comes the fun part … grab you beer and drink half of it. Don’t feel like drinking?, just pour half of it out. Place your bird on top of the beer can. Make sure the beer can is directly in side the chicken or it will fall over. Your chicken should be in the sitting position.you can push the drumsticks out a little to create more balance. Let the bird sit while you heat the grill. Heat the grill to 300-350. Once the grill is ready, go back to your chicken and layer it lightly with the same 3 seasonings you did before. Place the chicken on the grill. It should be sitting up . Again you may need to adjust the drumsticks for balance on you grill. Once your bird is sturdy, close the lid and let cook for 1 1/2- 2 hrs or until desired crispiness. Take off the grill and let sit for a long 5-10 minutes before taking the chicken off the beer can. *Caution , it will be hot. After Beer can in removed, cut and serve!!!
Beer can chicken is like no other chicken. It is so delicious, moist on the inside , while crispy on the outside!!! The secret of the moistness is it cooks from the inside out by steaming it with the beer. The flavor is insane and it can give you meals for days! Added bonus,whole chickens are cheap! I find them for 99cents and stock up and my fridge. This is one of my favorite recipes to do with a whole chicken. I learned this method growing up in Texas. Could it get any more simple too! A beer and a bird! :) Enjoy!!! Ask Questions! Let me know how it turns out!!! Send pics!
Happy Eating Yall!