This is probably one of the easiest and best tasting recipes for any tailgate party. It is really a dish you can’t screw up unless you forget the damn thing and burn the bird or drink the beer before you start cooking.
Here is a very simple version of the recipe (from Allrecipes.com). Keep in mind that you can use your own blend of spices to suit your tastes. If you like it spicy, add some peppers to the mix or up the paprika.
1 cup butter
2 tablespoons garlic salt
2 tablespoons paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1 (12 fluid ounce) can beer
1 (4 pound) whole chicken
|1.||Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat.|
|2.||In a small skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter. Mix in 1 tablespoon garlic salt, 1 tablespoon paprika, salt, and pepper.|
|3.||Discard 1/2 the beer, leaving the remainder in the can. Add remaining butter, garlic salt, paprika, and desired amount of salt and pepper to beer can. Place can on a disposable baking sheet. Set chicken on can, inserting can into the cavity of the chicken. Baste chicken with the melted, seasoned butter.|
|4.||Place baking sheet with beer and chicken on the prepared grill. Cook over low heat for about 3 hours, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).|
If you aren’t a “words” kinda person, here is a video detailing the entire process.