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Beer Can Chicken

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Impress your family and friends with this quick and easy beer can chicken 

Ingredients for the spice rub:

  • 1/3 cup treacle brown sugar.
  • 2 tsp masala.
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder.
  • 1 tsp mustard powder.
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder.
  • 2 tsp French tarragon.
  • 2 tsp salt.

Ingredients for the dish:

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 330ml can of beer.
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce.
  • 1 can of pineapple rings.
Beer Can Chicken with pineapple rings served with potato
Beer Can Chicken


Wash, pat dry the chicken with a hand towel, and set aside.
In a bowl, mix all the chicken rub spices together.
Using half the mixture, rub the entire chicken with the spices.
Wrap nice and tight in cling wrap and pop into the fridge to marinate overnight.
Empty half of the beer can and stand the beer can up with the remaining beer.
Place the chicken on top of the can and gently push the can into the chicken.
Pop into a preheated oven at bake at 180C for an hour, standing up.
After the hour, remove the can from the bottom of the chicken, stuff it with the pineapple rings, and set it aside.
Pour the BBQ sauce into the remaining spice rub and brush the chicken down with the sauce.
Pop it back into the oven and bake until deliciously golden brown.

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