A.1. Sweet Mesquite Rubbed Beer Can Chicken



  1. 1/4 cup A.1. Dry Rub Sweet Mesquite BBQ
  2. 1 whole chicken (3-1/2 lb.) Whole Foods 1 lb For $3.99 thru 02/09
  3. 1 can (12 oz.) beer


  1. Heat grill for indirect grilling: Light one side of grill, leaving other side unlit.
  2. Close lid; heat grill to 375 degrees F.
  3. Sprinkle rub seasoning over chicken; rub onto chicken.
  4. Open beer can; discard half the beer.
  5. Place can on work surface; lower chicken over can, inserting can into tail end of chicken.
  6. Stand chicken on grate over unlit area, using the legs to help the chicken stand upright; cover.
  7. (Can should remain in chicken on grill.)
  8. Grill chicken 1 hour 15 min.
  9. or until chicken is done (165 degrees F), monitoring for consistent grill temperature.
  10. Remove from grill; cover loosely with foil.
  11. Let stand 10 min.
  12. before removing chicken from can and carving chicken.
  13. Discard any beer remaining in can.