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Traeger Beer Can Chicken

Traeger Beer Can Chicken

Traeger Beer Can Chicken is the juiciest chicken you will EVER eat!!! Use my seasoning recipe or grab your favorite poultry rub - no matter the choice - you will love it!
4.59 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 188 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 5 lb chicken
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can beer

Instructions
 

  • When ready to cook, set Traeger to smoke. Once grill starts to smoke, then smoke dissipates and starts to fire - change setting to 225 degrees.
  • Close lid and preheat to 225.
  • Rinse chicken and pat dry
  • Mix together all dry seasonings and rub all over chicken
  • Open can of beer and drink about 1/3 can - just to make sure it's still good
  • Take your beer, chicken and a pan out to the grill (It can be a rimmed baking sheet - or any grill safe pan larger than the bird that you can pick up - I used one of those grill skillets for vegetables)
  • Place pan on grill. Tilt the chicken in your left hand and shove that open beer can up the wazoo of the chicken. Stand the bird/beer up on the pan in the grill. It may tip so be sure to shut the lid and reopen - make sure your bird is still standing.
  • Smoke at 225 for 3.5 hours
  • Turn temp up to 350 and continue for 30 minutes until thermometer reads 160
  • Let rest for 15 minutes before carving

Roasting

  • If you'd like to make this more quickly with less "smoking" - grill at 350 for 65-70 minutes. If you're using a Traeger - you'll still get some smoky flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25chickenCalories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 2.1gProtein: 20.8gFat: 10.4gSaturated Fat: 2.9gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 1225mgPotassium: 219mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.5gCalcium: 24mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, grilling, smoked, traeger
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