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Beer Can Chicken
Smoked Beer Can Chicken

2      ea         3-4 lb Whole chickens

6      Tbsp     Olive oil
1      C          Spice Union Barbeque Spice Rub
2      ea         12 oz Cans of beer


  1. Preheat your gas/charcoal grill or smoker to 335°F- setting up for indirect cooking.

  2. Drink half of each beer.  We know; rough assignment here.

  3. Coat the chickens with the olive oil- coating all surfaces.

  4. Generously season both chickens; front, back & sides- making sure the entire chicken is coated with Spice Union Barbeque Spice Rub.

  5. Slide a half full can of beer into the cavity of each chicken.

  6. Using the beer cans as ‘stands’, place the chickens standing up on the indirect heat side of the grill.

  7. Cook the chicken until the thighs reach an internal temperature of 165°F (about 60-70 minutes).

  8. Remove the chickens from the grill and let them rest for 5 minutes before cutting.

We suggest using any of the spices listed below when making this recipe. Click the package to learn more about the spice.
Smokin' Chic Rub
Barbeque Spice Rub
Blackening Spice Blend
Ultimate Seasoning Blend
French Chef's Blend
Sweet & Smoky Spice Rub
Hot Java Coffee Chipotle Rub
Grilln' & Roastn' Spice Blend
Chesapeake Bay Spice Blend
Honey Habanero Rub
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