Chipotle-Rubbed Beer Can Chicken
PREP TIME: 5min COOK TIME: 1hr 30min
|Serving Per Recipe: 4|
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 32g||49%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||45%|
|Total Carbs 6g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Vitamin A 0%|
|Vitamin C %|
|*Percent Daily Values are based
on a 2,000 calorie diet.
1 can (7 oz.) chipotles in adobo sauce
1/3 cup lime juice
1 tsp. cinnamon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 can (12 oz.) beer, preferably a Mexican brand
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
TIP: Before you get started, make sure that sitting on the beer can, the chicken is tall enough to be in an upright position with the grill lid down.
Process chipotles, lime juice, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor until pureed. Rub chicken with puree.
When preheated, push coals to one side of grill, using tongs. Set a disposable metal pan next to coals to catch drips. Replace grill rack. (Or, if using a gas grill, turn off burners on one half of the grill, and place drip pan underneath grill rack.)
Open beer. Press chicken's abdominal cavity over beer can. Tuck wings behind bird and stand bird on grill, over drip pan. Close lid and open vents to maintain fire. Cook bird 75 to 90 minutes, rotating halfway through cooking, until juices run clear and a meat thermometer inserted in the center of breast registers 180°F.
TIP: As an alternate to placing directly on the beer can: Lower the chicken onto the beer-filled food safe grilling stand with the legs on the bottom so the chicken is sitting upright.
Remove beer can carefully and let chicken rest on a cutting board 10 minutes before carving and serving.
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