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Beer-Can Chicken

Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
1 hr 30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Here’s the ultimate way for a guy to roast a chicken! Sunday dinner just got a whole lot better.
Ingredients

beer

½ can(s)

uncooked roasting chicken

1 chicken

steak seasoning

4 Tbsp, or dry barbecue spice rub

Instructions

  1. Position rack in lower third of oven; heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Massage chicken inside and out with spice rub. Stand can of beer open-side up in a large roasting pan; slip chicken’s large opening over beer can so that combination of beer can and chicken legs holds chicken up in roasting pan.
  3. Roast for 1 1/2 hours, or until cooked through (an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh without touching bone should register 165°F). Cool for 5 minutes, then remove from beer can. Cut down on either side of spine through large opening, thereby removing bone. Then slice remaining chicken into four pieces; two with a thigh and leg each and two with half a breast and a wing each.
Notes
By the way, the best gadget for cutting up a cooked chicken is kitchen shears. They’ll cut right through bones and meat. (Serving size: 1 quarter of the chicken)

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