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Beer Can Chicken

By January 20, 2020Lunch
AuthorkrisadminDifficultyIntermediate

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins
 4 lbs whole chicken
 2 tbsp olive oil or Hi-Lo Vegetable Oil
 1 opened, half-full can of beer, room temperature
 1 tbsp kosher salt
 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves, or 1 Tbsp dried thyme
 1 tbsp black pepper
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2

Spoon garlic powder into beer in the can. Prop the chicken, butt-side down, onto the beer can so the can goes into the cavity. Place the chicken, with the can as a stand, into a large oven-proof skillet.

3

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; add garlic and cook until butter starts bubbling, about 2 minutes. Remove garlic and discard.

4

Inject chicken with the garlic-infused butter using a baster or injector until all areas are injected.

5

Mix brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Coat chicken with brown sugar mixture.

6

Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Ingredients

 4 lbs whole chicken
 2 tbsp olive oil or Hi-Lo Vegetable Oil
 1 opened, half-full can of beer, room temperature
 1 tbsp kosher salt
 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves, or 1 Tbsp dried thyme
 1 tbsp black pepper

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2

Spoon garlic powder into beer in the can. Prop the chicken, butt-side down, onto the beer can so the can goes into the cavity. Place the chicken, with the can as a stand, into a large oven-proof skillet.

3

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; add garlic and cook until butter starts bubbling, about 2 minutes. Remove garlic and discard.

4

Inject chicken with the garlic-infused butter using a baster or injector until all areas are injected.

5

Mix brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Coat chicken with brown sugar mixture.

6

Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Beer Can Chicken

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