BrewnBBQ: How to Cook a Whole Chicken with Beer on the Grill


July 30, 2012 by burkej09

Today I am attempting a new recipe that I have always wanted to try. A beer chicken! Here are the steps I am going to take:

Beer Chicken

Beer Chicken (Photo credit: Megan Mallen)

1) Rinse the Whole Chicken, Inside and Out.

Run the chicken under the faucet and clean the inside and out. Pat the chicken dry with a clean towel or paper towels.

2) Rub the Chicken with Butter and Season.

Rub 2 teaspoons softened butter all over the chicken. Mix together equal parts of paprika and garlic salt, and add black pepper to taste.

Poke a small hole in the bird between the breast and the thigh. Use your finger to put 1 or 2 cloves worth of minced garlic underneath the breast skin.

If you have fresh parsley, oregano sprigs, and thyme sprigs, stuff the bunches in the cavity of the chicken and refrigerate for about an hour or longer.

3) Drink Some Beer and Season Again

Take a few drinks of a can of beer (preferably non-light beer). You don’t want to use a full can, 2/3 of a can is a good amount. Pull out the oregano, thyme, and parsley if you added them, and put some garlic in the beer can and insert the can into the cavity of the chicken. Stand the chicken in a roasting pan. I use a disposable aluminum pan so I can catch the drippings. Before putting the chicken on the grill, rub again with softened butter and more of the season mix you used the first time.

4) Grill for about 90 minutes.

Place the chicken on your grill for an hour on medium heat. For the last half hour or so, keep an eye on the chicken and test the temperature until it gets to 165 internally. Once the bird is done, let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.





2 thoughts on “BrewnBBQ: How to Cook a Whole Chicken with Beer on the Grill

  1. missgrill says:

    chicken looks tasty, albeit a bit creepy with her sunglasses on 😀

  2. Chloe says:

    My challenge idea would be to ride your bike to work everyday, or if you can’t bike, get off one station earlier, or park further away than usual from your workplace.

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