So turns out my beer butt chicken was pretty awesome the other day, so I thought I could share it with you all.
First, to season the chicken I made a dry rub using these ingredients:
- Parsley chopped
- Chives chopped
- Dry oregano
- Chili powder
- Brown sugar
- Crushed pepper
- Olive oil (enough to make a paste with the herbs and spices)
The spiciness and the sweetness of the brown sugar turned out to be a very nice combination.
Second, you will need to get the chicken butt on the beer can! We previously cut off the top of the can fully open with a can opener.
The hardest part was to get the chicken to stand up with the can of beer half empty on the BBQ grill. You will probably need to get innovative here. We use some aluminum foil around to stabilize the chicken. Also don’t forget to first remove the second grill to have enough room to close the lid.
We cooked our chicken just about 1 hour 20 min or so on the BBQ with a half full beer can in the butt of the chicken.
It was delicious!