Chipotle-Rubbed Beer Can Chicken
"Sounds quite excellent and easy to prepare."
CommentKim Clark
"Delicious and easy to cook. Happy October Fest "
CommentRosemarie Kamerer
"Awesome sauce "
CommentAdaria Johnson
"Looks really good. I only wish someone would make it for me!"
Commentcecile chappell
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Chipotle-Rubbed Beer Can Chicken

Chipotle-Rubbed Beer Can Chicken

Serves 4 | Prep/Cook Time: 1 Hr 45 Min
  • Calories 570
  • Protein 58g
  • Sodium 850mg
  • Sat.Fat 9g
  • Sugar 0g
Nutritional Information
Serving Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 570
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49 %
Saturated Fat 9g 45 %
Cholesterol 180g 60 %
Sodium 850mg 35 %
Total Carbs 6g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 0g 0 %
Sugars 0g
Protein 58g
Vitamin A %
Vitamin C %
Calcium %
Iron %
*Percent Daily Values are based
on a 2,000 calorie diet.

1 PERDUE® Fresh Whole Chicken
1 (7 ounces) can chipotles in adobe sauce
1/3 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 (12 ounces) can beer, preferably a Mexican brand
1 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.

2 Process chipotles, lime juice, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor until pureed. Rub chicken with puree.
3 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.) 
4 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 1¼ to 1 ½ hours, rotating halfway through cooking, until juices run clear and a meat thermometer inserted in the center of breast registers 180°F.
5 Remove beer can carefully and let chicken rest on a cutting board 10 minutes before carving and serving. 
Rated 5/5 based on 5 customer reviews
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