Recipe: BBQ Beer Can Chicken

Recipe: BBQ Beer Can Chicken

Hosting a BBQ at your place this weekend? Impress your buddies with this quick and easy BBQ beer can chicken recipe. Simple ingredients, simply delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 (4-pound or 1.8 kilogram) whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of dry spice rub
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 1 can of beer

Instructions

  1. Remove the giblets and neck from the inside cavity of the bird. Give your bird a good rinse and dry off with paper towel.
  2. Massage olive oil into your chicken, then coat in dry rub.
  3. Crack open your can of beer and take a couple big gulps so that you’ve only got ½ a can remaining.
  4. Place the cavity of the chicken over the beer can then balance the bird on your grill with the beer can resting down.
  5. Place the onion cut into quarters into the cavity of the chicken along with the beer can.
  6. Cook for about an hour and 15 minutes on indirect medium-high heat about 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Looking for a side to go with it? Check out our Campfire Dinner Recipe for a delicious baked potato and veggie dish to make on the BBQ.

Looking for Taco Tuesday inspiration? Look no further!

Looking for Taco Tuesday inspiration? Look no further!

Spice up your weeknight dinner rotation with this healthy chicken tacos recipe. Tacos are a ridiculously tasty way to enjoy Mexican cuisine – they’re quick, filling and flavor-packed. This mouthwatering recipe turns up the heat and features delicious chicken tacos loaded with lean protein. 

Sounds good, right?

Amazing & Healthy Chicken Tacos

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 kg skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼  teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 large whole wheat or corn tortillas
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • ½  cup cheddar cheese, shredded or grated
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup guacamole or 1 sliced avocado

Instructions

  1. Wash chicken under cold water and cut into thin strips or bite sized pieces.
  2. Prep the tortillas, lettuce, cheese, salsa and guacamole.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Cook and stir chicken, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper together in the hot oil until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  5. Spoon chicken mixture onto each tortilla and top with cheese, lettuce, salsa and guacamole/avocado.

Protip: Nail these fundamentals, then get creative with your own ingredients.

Winner winner! Chicken Fajita Kabobs for dinner!

Winner winner! Chicken Fajita Kabobs for dinner!

Kabobs are a healthy BBQer’s best friend. They are quick and easy, and a great way to get more veggies into your meal. Try out this simple and delicious kabob recipe, and add whatever veggies suit your tastes.

Chicken Fajita Kabobs

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Cilantro, chopped (about a handful)
  • 2 Jalapenos, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 yellow onion cut in pieces that can be skewered
  • 1 green pepper cut in pieces that can be skewered
  • 1 red pepper cut in pieces that can be skewered
  • Cherry tomatoes (keep these whole)
  • 1 lime (squeeze for juice)

Instructions

Step 1: Combine olive oil, cilantro, jalapenos and garlic cloves in a bowl. Mash with a fork, or puree in a blender and add a pinch of salt to taste.

Step 2: Wash chicken breasts under cold water, then cut chicken into chunks.

Step 3: Mix cut chicken with marinade. Ideally, let it sit in the fridge overnight, but whatever you have time for works.

Step 4: Skewer chicken, onions, green and red peppers and cherry tomatoes.

Step 5: Grill on the BBQ, squeezing a lime over them as they cook.

What is the best BBQ recipe you’ve ever grilled up? Feel free to share your own triumphs on the ‘cue in the comments below!

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