Serve up our Beer Can Chicken Grill recipe. Beer Can Chicken Grill makes tender, crispy skinned chicken a cinch and may just make you a barbecue legend.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1 whole chicken (4 lb.)
1 can (12 oz.) beer
1/2 cup KRAFT Sweet Honey Barbecue Sauce
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Please use alcohol responsibly.
Let's Make It
Heat grill for indirect grilling: Light one side of grill, leaving other side unlit. Close lid; heat grill to 375ºF.
Mix first 5 ingredients; 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; brush with 1/4 cup sauce. Grill, uncovered, 15 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF), monitoring for consistent grill temperature and brushing chicken frequently with remaining sauce. 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.
Balance this special-occasion entrée with smart side dishes, such as a mixed green salad and hot steamed vegetables.
Prepare using BULL'S-EYE Original Barbecue Sauce.
How to Grill with Indirect Heat
When grilling over indirect heat, the food is not cooked directly over the heat source. The covered grill then acts like an oven, so there is no need to turn the food. Use this grilling method for foods that require at least 25 min. of grilling time or foods that are so delicate that direct exposure to the heat source would dry them out, such as roasts, whole chickens, thick steaks, ribs or delicate fish fillets.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.