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A.1. Sweet Mesquite Rubbed Beer Can Chicken

A.1. Sweet Mesquite Rubbed Beer Can Chicken recipe
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15 min
1 hr 30 min
6 servings

What You Need

cup  A.1. Dry Rubs Sweet Mesquite BBQ
whole  chicken (3-1/2 lb.)
can  (12 oz.) beer

Make It

HEAT grill for indirect grilling: Light one side of grill, leaving other side unlit. Close lid; heat grill to 375ºF.

SPRINKLE rub seasoning over chicken; rub onto chicken.

OPEN beer can; discard half the beer. Place can on work surface; lower chicken over can, inserting can into tail end of chicken. Stand chicken on grate over unlit area, using the legs to help the chicken stand upright; cover. (Can should remain in chicken on grill.)

GRILL chicken 1 hour 15 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF), monitoring for consistent grill temperature. Remove from grill; cover loosely with foil. Let stand 10 min. before removing chicken from can and carving chicken. Discard any beer remaining in can.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Balance this special-occasion entreé with smart side dishes, such as a mixed green salad and hot steamed vegetable.
Non-Alcoholic Variation
Substitute canned cola, root beer or carbonated lemon-lime soda for the beer.
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