Cooking for the Man Cave
Makes 4 servings
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What Kind of Brew for Beer-Can Chicken?
Stouts and porters add a hint of malt; Ales and IPAs a floral note; wheat a fruity tone. American lagers add little flavor and and primarily keep the meat moist. One opinion: if it’s in a can, it’s not strong enough. Drink it and add a premium bottle of beer to the can.
Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat and lightly oil grate. In a small skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter. Mix in 1 tablespoon garlic salt, 1 tablespoon paprika, and salt and pepper. Discard half the beer, leaving remainder in the can. Add remaining butter, garlic salt, paprika, and desired amount of salt and pepper to beer can. Place the beer can on a disposable baking sheet. Set the chicken on the can, so the can is in the cavity of the chicken. Baste chicken with the melted, seasoned butter. Place baking sheet with beer and chicken on the prepared grill. Cook over low heat for about 3 hours or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.