We had Kramer’s dad and his girlfriend over last night for dinner, so we made grilled beer can chicken and roasted red potatoes. I love grilled beer can chicken because it’s got a great flavor from the grill, but it’s still really moist because the chicken is cooked with a can of beer inside of it, haha. This recipe is actually really simple and very impressive! Recipe after the jump!
We used a rub that we got at Trader Joe’s, but you can use a simple mix of minced garlic, rosemary/thyme, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Rub the whole chicken (inside and out) in about 1/2 cup of olive oil, then use the rub.
Kramer ready to become the grill man.
Open your beer can, pour out (or drink) about 1/3 of the beer, and place it on the grill.
Then sit the chicken on top of the beer.
Cook over indirect heat for about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Now onto the potatoes!
Wash them thoroughly and cut into quarters, then place in a large plastic bag.
Place Parmesan cheese, minced rosemary, salt, pepper, paprika, and olive oil inside the bag and shake everything up until the potatoes are coated.
Place them on lined or greased baking tray and cook at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes.
Now get that chicken off of the grill!
I got the a leg (a coveted piece of the chicken/turkey in my family)! And it was delicious.
I love roasted potatoes!
- 4-5 lb. whole chicken
- 1.5 oz. of any store-bought or home-made rub
- ½ cup olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 12 oz. can of beer, ⅔ full
- 2-3 lbs. small red potatoes
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon smoked (or regular) paprika
- ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon fresh or dried rosemary (optional)
- Clean the chicken as needed and be sure to rinse it really well. Pat dry.
- Rub the chicken with generously salt and pepper, then with the olive oil, then the rub.
- Heat the grill so as to allow for medium indirect heat. Place the opened and ⅔ full can of beer on the grill and prop the chicken on top of it. Close the lid of the grill and cook over medium indirect heat for 35 minutes.
- Rotate the chicken 180 degrees and grill for another 30-45 minutes, or until the juices of the chicken run clear and the thickest part of it is 160 degrees F when checked with a meat thermometer.
- Allow to rest for a few minutes before attempting to remove the beer can (be careful!). Allow to rest for a few more minutes before carving.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wash potatoes and slice into quarters. Place in a large plastic bag.
- Add the olive oil, paprika, cheese, salt, pepper, and rosemary into the bag. Shake it up really well until everything is thoroughly coated.
- Dump the potatoes onto a greased or lined baking sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes or until fork-tender.