Discover the perfect beer can chicken for entertaining. Get A.1. Sweet Mesquite Rubbed Beer Can Chicken on the grill and then spend time with your guests.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1/4 cup A.1. Dry Rub Sweet Mesquite BBQ
1 whole chicken (3-1/2 lb.)
1 can (12 oz.) beer
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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.
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.
Balance this special-occasion entreé with smart side dishes, such as a mixed green salad and hot steamed vegetable.
Substitute canned cola, root beer or carbonated lemon-lime soda for the beer.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 3g
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.