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Happy National Beer Day!

Celebrate National Beer Day with this Beer Can Chicken recipe!

Beer Can Chicken

Serves 4

Prep Time: 20mins + marinating + resting

Cook Time: 1 hour



1 medium whole chicken

1 large can of beer

Cayenne rub

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp sweet smoked paprika

1 tbsp soft brown sugar

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp onion powder

½ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1. Combine all of the rub ingredients together in a medium bowl, big enough to fit the chicken in. Add the chicken and massage the rub all over the inside and outside of the chicken. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours.

2. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator for at least an hour before you want to cook it. This will allow it to come back up to room temperature.

3. Prepare the barbecue for indirect cooking and preheat to medium-hot.

4. Open the can of beer, remove half of the contents and then place the can in a beer can chicken roaster (or see tip on right).

5. Place the chicken over the beer can, inserting the can all the way into the cavity.

6. Cook the chicken on the barbecue grill with the lid on for 1 hour, or until the juices run clear when the thickest part of the meat is pierced with a skewer and the centre of the meat is no longer pink.

7. Cover with foil and leave to rest for 15 minutes in a warm place before serving.

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