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A.1. Sweet Mesquite Rubbed Beer Can Chicken

A.1. Sweet Mesquite Rubbed Beer Can Chicken recipe
photo by:kraft
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.

Please use alcohol responsibly.

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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