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Beer Can Chicken

If you’re looking to smoke a chicken, this recipe is nearly foolproof. A chicken looks funny sitting up inside the smoker, but the juicy results are
no joke.

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  • 4 ServingsServings


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 recipe all-purpose rub
  • 1 can of beer


1 Take 2 tablespoons of the dry rub and rub it inside and all over the chicken.
2 Open the can of beer and remove half of the beer.
3 Carefully pour 1 teaspoon of dry rub into the beer can.
4 Prepare your smoker, following the instructions to get the temperature as close to 200° F as you can. Use apple wood if available, or hickory.
5 Insert the beer can into the body cavity of the chicken, and stand the chicken on the beer can in the smoker, using the legs for support.
Smoke for 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours, or until an instantread thermometer inserted into the thigh reads 180° F.
6 Carefully remove the can with tongs before serving - the liquid inside will be very hot.

As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine – (Bitayavon Summer 2012) – Subscribe Now.

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