Sittin' Pretty... On a Beer Can. Recipe

Sittin' Pretty... On a Beer Can.


Beer Can Chicken.

Got myself a new grill and the first dish came out dandy!

  • whole chicken (insides taken out and cleaned)
  • can of beer (probably good to use a lager)
  • couple tablespoons of light vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper

for the rub:

  • you can use your favorite dry rub


  • miso
  • soysauce
  • brown sugar
  • korean red pepper flakes (kochukaru)

How to make Sittin' Pretty... On a Beer Can.

  1. prepare grill for indirect cooking (leave an area in center of the grill coal free and have something to catch the oil to avoid flareups).

  2. wash chicken and pat down with paper towels.

  3. rub salt and pepper all over and inside chicken.

  4. open can of beer.

  5. take a few good chugs until the can is half empty (or half full, depending on your outlook on life).

  6. place beer can inside so that the open end is inside.

  7. stand chicken with beer can as a base (see picture).

  8. coat chicken with oil. and then rub your seasoning/sauce over the chicken.

  9. place chicken on grill in the center and close lid and cook for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

  10. use thermometer in the deepest part of the thigh to check for cooked temperature of 180 F (82 C).

  11. take off of grill, remove can (trash it) and let rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    brilliant! although the way it's sitting up like that...I'm getting a Friends flashback of Joey and the thanksgiving turkey..

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    That turkey in Friends is obviously more hardcore than this chicken.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    [joey and turkey hilarity. damn, that's one hell of a laughter track](

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    Wow, the laugh track didn't seem that obvious when I saw that episode a few years ago.

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    this chicken looks like its been molested. BY YOU SAM. how long exactly did you 'rub' it. hahaha bring me some i likes

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    about two minutes... oh wait...

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    ooo beer and chicken.. but urm.. yah maybe not after you've been happily rubbing and rubbing and rubbing away at it

  • worldpeas
    worldpeas says

    that bird had a good ole time lol

  • dubow
    dubow says

    Does your wife know you are rubbing other birds?!!?! :-o

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    She encourages it.. I don't think she likes me much.

  • chimp
    chimp says

    correct me if im wrong, but didn't mr bean do that head in turkey gag first in the christmas episode?

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