Sunday, July 19, 2009

BBQ Chicken

Easy summer meals around here come in the form of BBQ. We are basically spending as little time as possible inside, making it possible to ignore the mess my house has become since I lost all motivation to clean it in June. BBQ chicken is great because it is easy and requires not prep or marinating. I BBQ it two ways, both start with a whole chicken. I am going to start with Beer Butt Chicken because it is so easy and delicious!

Beer Butt Chicken


1 whole chicken, giblets removed
1/2 beer in can
Cayenne (if desired)


1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and cayenne according to your families preference.

2. Place beer can on grill and slide chicken on top so the chicken is standing upright. Grill on low indirect heat for about 1 hour and 15 min.

Grill note: Heat the grill up ahead of time, depending on what type of BBQ you have. If you have a gas grill, place the chicken over the center burner and cook with only the left and right burners lit and cover. If you are using charcoal or wood, move the coals to form a circle around the chicken and cover.


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