Arizona Cardinal on a Can (Beer Can Chicken)March 27, 2012
Beer Can Chicken is always a favorite when tailgating. This is a really good recipe when your football team is playing the Cardinals (or substitute your un-favorite bird team here). PLUS it makes the entire neighborhood smell awesome-good in the process. 🙂
Note: Use a stainless steel can holder to make this entire process effortless.
(Serves 5 people)
4 pounds whole chicken
12 ounces Dr. Pepper (in can form)
1/10 floz extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves fresh garlic
- Rub the outside of the skin with olive oil and then add poultry seasoning, lightly covering the entire bird…. and/or grind fresh pepper and salt over bird to desired taste.
- Empty on half of the can of soda (i like using Dr. Pepper) in a measuring cup. Place cloves of garlic in can.
- Place the can on grill in the holder and place the chicken over it. Pour the liquid from the measuring cup in the saucer under the chicken.
grill: grill should be at 375… cook the bird 20 min. per pound or until the breast meat has reached an internal temperature of 170 degrees.
smoker: set the smoker at 250 degrees and cook for 5-6 hours.
Please post your variations to this recipe in the comments! Thanks!