Beer Can Chicken

A delicious barbecued whole chicken

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Rating: (1)Serves: 4Serve With: BreadCooking Method: GrillReady In: 1 hours 45 mins Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 1 hours 30 mins
LOW
Energy Density
1.1kcal/g
LOW
FAT
19g per serve
LOW
SATURATES
4g per serve
LOW
SUGARS
0.0g per serve
MED
SALT
2.5g per serve
Free-from:
Suitable for:

Preparation

    Prepare the BBQ

    1. Prepare the BBQ - the heat source should be to the sides, not in the centre. If you are using woodchips place these in the centre.
    2. Light the BBQ and replace the grill.
    3. Put a drip tray on the centre of the grill, above the woodchips

    Prepare the chicken

    1. Mix all dry ingredients.
    2. Rinse the chicken, pat dry, and then brush or spray with oil.
    3. Rub the seasoning all over the bird.
    4. Put any leftover seasoning into the cavity.
    5. Open the can.
    6. If using woodchips pour half onto them, otherwise drink half (or pour it into a glass for someone else)

    Cook

    1. Stand the can upright and slide the chicken down onto it.
    2. Place chicken upright in drip tray balanced on can.
    3. Close the BBQ lid (if it has a vent) or partially close it if not and leave to cook.
    4. Depending on the temperature cooking will take from 1 ½ - 2 hours.

    Ingredients

    • Large whole chicken (ideally 2kg)
    • 1 can beer (lager or bitter, your choice)
    • 2 tsp oil
    • 1 tsp mustard powder
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1 tsp salt
    • ½ tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • ½ tsp ground coriander
    • ½ tsp ground cumin
    • ½ tsp ground black pepper

    Equipment

    • BBQ with lid and central drip tray / reservoir
    • Flavouring woodchips (optional)

    Notes

    Original Recipe Credit: Amie Stead

    Nutritional Facts

    • Serving size: 663g
    • (29% / 36%)   Calories: 717kcal
    • (35%)Total fat: 19g
    • (20%)   Saturated fat: 4g
    • (34%)   Unsaturated fat: 12g
    • (121%)   Cholesterol: 364mg
    •   Trans Fat: 0.0g
    • (3%)Total carbohydrates: 8g
    • (0%)   Sugars: 0.0g
    • (4%)   Fibre: 1g
    • (232%)Protein: 116g
    • Salts
    • (50%)   Sodium: 1g
    • (42%)   Potassium: 1.5g
    • Minerals
    • Calcium: 9%
    • Iron: 70%
    • Zinc: 70%
    • Magnesium: 44%
    • Phosphorus: 165%
    • Copper: 0%
    • Manganese: 0%
    • Selenium: 990%
    • Fluoride: 29%
    • Cryptoxanthin: 93mg
    • Lycopene: 0%
    • Lutein: 313mg
    • Vitamins
    • Vitamin A: 112µg
    • Thiamin (B1): 0%
    • Riboflavin (B2): 83%
    • Niacin (B3): 300%
    • Vitamin B5: 120%
    • Vitamin B6: 154%
    • Folate (B9): 13%
    • Vitamin B12: 83%
    • Choline: 3%
    • Vitamin C: 8%
    • Vitamin E: 13%
    • Vitamin K: 27%
    •  
    • Arginine: 6g
    • Aspartic Acid: 10g
    • Glutamate: 17g
    • Glycine: 6g
    • Proline: 5g
    • Serine: 6g
    • Tyrosine: 6g
    • Alanine: 6g
    • Cystine: 0mg
    • Amino Acids
    • Histidine: 6g
    • Isoleucine: 6g
    • Leucine: 8g
    • Methionine: 6g
    • Phenylalanine: 5g
    • Threonine: 6g
    • Tryptophan: 0mg
    • Valine: 6g
    • Lysine: 10g
    • Betaine: 0mg

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