Grilled foods take on new meaning when made with serious beer. And Beer Can Chicken is a classic that’s easy to pull off!
This tasty recipe comes from the Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, Colorado and it uses the brewery’s iconic Dale’s Pale Ale, an assertive, yet balanced, 6.5% ABV American Pale Ale and the first canned craft beer in the nation.
Thi prticular Beer Can Chicken Recipe guarantees moist meat that falls off the bone and spicy-crisp, ultra flavorful skin.
So let’s do this!
Dale’s Pale Ale Beer Can Chicken
1 fresh chicken (2-3lbs)
1/4 cup chicken spice rub (try to score some of Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning)
1/2 12oz can of Dale’s Pale Ale
Get your gas grill up to medium-high (about 375-400 degrees)
Trim some from-under fat off the bottom of the chicken (helps prevent flare-ups)
Dirty up that bird, inside and out, with your spice rub
Drink half of the Dale’s Pale then insert the remaining 1/2 full can of into the chicken’s cavity and stand it upright on the grill
Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour, checking periodically for flare-ups until the internal temp reaches 165
Gently lift chicken off the beer can, wiggling the chicken back and forth to prevent it from sticking.
Cut chicken into pieces and serve immediately.
Open another can of Dale’s Pale Ale and dig in
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(Image credits: Oskar Blues Brewery)