Ingredients8 h 30 m servings 393 cals
- Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Squeeze lemon and lime quarters over the chicken. Mix garlic salt and allspice with salt and black pepper to taste in a bowl and rub the spices over the chicken skin; place squeezed lemon and lime quarters inside the chicken cavity. Place 3 tablespoons minced garlic into cavity. Wrap chicken in plastic wrap and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours.
- Preheat grill for medium-low heat; a grill thermometer should read 275 degrees F (135 degrees C) with the lid closed.
- Place remaining 3 tablespoons garlic into the partially full can of beer and sit chicken upright on the beer can, taking care not to lose any lemon and lime quarters and garlic.
- Pour water, 1 12-ounce can of beer, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce into a saucepan over medium heat; stir in red onion, red bell pepper, 3 tablespoons minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Bring the mopping sauce to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Set sauce aside.
- Place chicken upright with beer can onto the preheated grill and cook until the skin is browned and the meat is no longer pink inside, about 2 hours. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a breast should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Use a brush to spread mopping sauce on the chicken every 30 minutes as it cooks. Discard leftover sauce.
- Editor's Note:
- The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the mopping sauce ingredients. The actual amount of the sauce consumed will vary.
- Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.
Per Serving: 393 calories; 17.4 g fat; 21.2 g carbohydrates; 33 g protein; 97 mg cholesterol; 1588 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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This was a great recipe! The chicken was excellent. I cooked it without the mopping sauce but I will definitely try it with the mopping sauce next time
Make two of these for Thanksgiving--- excellent results! Very moist, nice light citrus/garlicky taste- very moist. Sort of a crazy recipe stuffing all those limes and lemons into the chicken- bu...
Beer can chicken is awesome and I make it all the time. Today I found we were out of propane on the grill so I decided to use my infrared (NuWave) oven to prepare it. I also wanted to jazz up my...