Grilled Beer-Can Chicken with Spicy Chili Rub

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  • 1 hr 45 min prep time
  • total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings

Ingredients

1
(3 1/2 to 4-lb.) whole roasting chicken
1
tablespoon brown sugar
3
teaspoons paprika
1
teaspoon seasoned salt
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon cumin
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
(12-oz.) can beer

Directions

  1. 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking as directed by manufacturer (see Cook's Note). Remove and discard neck and giblets from chicken cavity. Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry with paper towels.
  2. 2 In small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except beer; mix well. Rub mixture on inside and over outside of chicken, using all of mixture.
  3. 3 Open beer can; with can opener, make several other openings in top. Measure out 2/3 cup beer; discard or reserve for another use. Spray outside of half-full can of beer with nonstick cooking spray; place in ungreased shallow roasting pan. Carefully place chicken cavity over can, pushing until chicken balances in pan.
  4. 4 When grill is heated, using tongs and pancake turner, remove chicken and can from pan; place on grill directly over drip pan, making sure chicken is balanced. Cover grill; cook 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until chicken juices run clear and thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 180°F.
  5. 5 With thick hot pads and tongs, carefully remove chicken and can from grill; place in clean baking pan or on serving platter. Twist can to remove from chicken; discard can. Let chicken stand 5 minutes before carving.

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