Easy Beer Can Chicken

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Serves 6 | Prep/Cook Time: 1 Hr 40 Min
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Calories
290
Protein
21g
Sodium
1242mg
Sat.Fat
5.5g
Sugar
0g
INGREDIENTS
1 PERDUE® Fresh Whole Chicken
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp 2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 can beer
INSTRUCTIONS
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STEP 3: 
Grill
Heat grill to high. Place pan with chicken on grill. Close top of grill so it's like an oven and turn heat down to medium low. Grill until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 170°F, about 1 ½ to 1 ¾ hours.
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STEP 2: 
Pop
Open beer can and remove enough beer so can is half full. Put 2 sprigs fresh thyme in beer can. Hold bottom chicken cavity above can of beer and slide over can. Bend wings back behind chicken and prop legs in front of can, supporting chicken. Chicken should look like it’s sitting on beer can. Place chicken inside heat-proof pan to catch drippings.
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Rub
In a bowl, combine salt, 1 tablespoon thyme, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper. Remove neck and giblets from chicken and discard. Rub chicken lightly with oil, then rub inside and out with spice rub. Let chicken sit at room temperature 7 to 10 minutes while grill heats up.
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Serve
When chicken is done, remove from grill and let rest 10 minutes. Using tongs, grab chicken under wings, remove from beer can and place on carving board. Carve and serve.
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