My mom recently returned from a trip to Europe and one of the gifts she gave to me was this lovely assortment of goodies:
Then while digging through my cupboards I found this little contraption,
I've had other versions of this chicken that were flavorful and moist, but this one tops them all. The rub is sweet and a little hot, but not too hot. The whole family ate this chicken like I hadn't fed them in a week, then wanted more later on. This is a new summer grill favorite!
Now, if you don't drink, or don't have any beer in the house you can simply replace the beer for juice, broth, I've even heard of people doing it with Sprite. This recipe/method for chicken is very easy, and very very tasty! Pair it up with some fresh corn, calico beans, or potato salad for a tasty meal idea!
Beer Can Chicken with Rock Salt Rub
Recipe Source: Jenn at A Cook's Quest
1 Whole Chicken-Cleaned and rinsed
Spice Rub (recipe below)
1 beer, or 8 oz apple juice/broth/soda
2 tablespoons rock salt grates or a coarser table salt will work too
1 tablespoon regular table salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon white sugar
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons paprika
3 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1-3 tablespoons fresh ground black pepper
Combine inngedients for the rub in a bowl and set aside. Wash and pat dry your chicken. Rub the spice rub, on and inside the chicken, working the seasoning under the skin of the breast as well. Let sit for 1 hour to overnight. When ready to grill, cut the top off of the can you are using. If you are using a beer, drink or pour out about 1/3 of the liquid, (I didn't have any beer in a can, so I rinsed out a soda can and poured the beer into that,) and if you want you can put seasonings, lemon wedge in the can for extra flavor.