Beer Can Chicken

How to make Beer Can Chicken

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Chef Tom cooks up a classic barbecue dish, the beer can chicken. Now, no matter where you sit on the debate as to whether the beer is a useful agent in this cook, you can’t deny that it is flat out delicious.

Beer Can Chicken Recipe



Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS1500 pellet grill to 350°F.

Loosen the skin from the meat by hand. Mix equal parts Plowboys BBQ Fin & Feather Rub and Plowboys BBQ Yardbird Rub. Season the meat, under the skin, with the rubs. Season the inside of the cavity as well as the skin.

Fill the canister from the beer can chicken roaster pan with beer. Add the rosemary, garlic and lemon peel. Place the lid on the canister and place it in the grill to warm up.

When the beer is warm, place it in the canister holder in the roasting pan. Place the chicken upright, on the canister. Cook on the smoker until the internal temperature in the breasts reaches 165°F (about 2.5 hours for a 4-5 lb. bird).

Immediately after removing the bird from the cooker, glaze the outside with Smoke on Wheels Kansas City Bootleg BBQ Sauce.

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