Spicy skin and tender roast chicken!

Laura
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for medium heat. If using charcoal, push coals to the side of the grilling area for indirect heat.

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  • Pour stout beer into an empty 12-ounce soda can and drop Thai chilies and garlic cloves into the can. Mix brown sugar, dry mustard, garam masala, kosher salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, cinnamon, onion powder, garlic powder, and nutmeg in a bowl.

  • Rinse the chicken and coat the skin with the entire batch of spice rub. Place soda can containing beer mixture onto the prepared grill and sit the chicken upright onto the can.

  • Grill chicken over indirect heat until juices run clear and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast, not touching bone, reads at least 165 degrees F (75 degrees C), about 45 minutes. Let chicken rest 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

532 calories; 29.1 g total fat; 162 mg cholesterol; 480 mg sodium. 10 g carbohydrates; 51.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2013
This method is a bit off though the seasonings are very interestng and flavorful.I admit to throwing on some rosemary for added flavor and I plugged the neck cavity with a potato so the steam did not escape. I would never try to set this directly on the grill over the can. Just too tippy for that. Put the can on an aluminum wrapped broiler pan so there is some stability and you don't have a chance of boiling hot ingredients tipping over on you. This took almost 90 minutes to cook through for me but it would depend on the temp of your grill. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2013
This method is a bit off though the seasonings are very interestng and flavorful.I admit to throwing on some rosemary for added flavor and I plugged the neck cavity with a potato so the steam did not escape. I would never try to set this directly on the grill over the can. Just too tippy for that. Put the can on an aluminum wrapped broiler pan so there is some stability and you don't have a chance of boiling hot ingredients tipping over on you. This took almost 90 minutes to cook through for me but it would depend on the temp of your grill. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2013
This method is a bit off though the seasonings are very interestng and flavorful.I admit to throwing on some rosemary for added flavor and I plugged the neck cavity with a potato so the steam did not escape. I would never try to set this directly on the grill over the can. Just too tippy for that. Put the can on an aluminum wrapped broiler pan so there is some stability and you don't have a chance of boiling hot ingredients tipping over on you. This took almost 90 minutes to cook through for me but it would depend on the temp of your grill. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2015
I use a Webber poultry roaster for beer can chicken. Combine the drippings and about half of the remaining stout mixture to make a delicious gravy. Save the bones and trimmings 3 of these make a gallon of an amazing bone broth. I use the Thai sun peppers (small ones often used in pad Thai) and believe youngs double chocolate stout is the best. 2 other stouts and one porter were tried. In my grill or oven at 450 ( When out of charcoal) this takes 50 -55 minutes to hit 165f. It has been a big hit with picky grandkids who "don't like spices" I told them it was mostly sugar and chocolate there is just enough sweetness to satisfy them Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2017
Great recipe. I put a mixture of seasonings on and I put some cayenne pepper in the beer. I used more seasonings than the recipe called for. It was tender and the cook time for this recipe is on point because the chicken was perfectly cooked. I loved it!!! Read More
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