Chipotle Beer Can Chicken

  • BBQ Type: Grill
  • Fuel: Charcoal
  • Cooking Time: 1 h to 1 h 30 min
  • Makes 2 to 4 portions

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole chicken
  • 1 tbsp - Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp - Chipotle seasonings
  • 1 can - Your favorite beer
  • Hickory wood chips

Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • 1 tbsp - Olive oil
  • ¼ cup - Onions, minced
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Chipotle chiles in adobo, chopped
  • 1 cup - Ketchup
  • ⅓ cup - Brown sugar
  • ¼ cup - Apple cider vinegard
  • 1 tbsp - Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tbsp - Dijon mustard
  • ½ tbsp - Lime juice
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • 1 tsp - Ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat your grill for indirect cooking between 300 and 350°F;
  2. Rinse the chicken then pat dry with paper towels. Baste the bird’s skin with olive oil and rub with chipotle seasonings or your favorite kind of seasonings;
  3. Drink one third of the beer, then insert the can in the chicken’s cavity so that it stands breast side up. Place the bird on the grill grate for indirect cooking. Cook for 45 to 90 minutes or until internal temperature reads 165°F with an instant read thermometer;
  4. In a cast iron skillet or sauce pan, saute the onions and garlic in olive oil until golden brown, then add all the remaining chipotle sauce ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes;
  5. 10 minutes before taking the chicken out of the grill, baste the skin with the Chipotle BBQ Sauce and reserve the rest for dipping.

Suggestion: Serve with grilled corn on the cob and garlic breads or tortilla chips.

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