Beer in the Butt Chicken
Beer in the Butt Chicken – A strange name for a great way to cook a chicken. Here is the way to do the same thing on my good old Weber. Saw this in Cook’s Illustrated too.
Here is the recipe…
1 whole chicken
1 can of beer
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 cloves garlic minced
Preheat smoker. Wash and trim chicken. While the smoker heats up, open the beer and drink half and only half. With a can opener, cut the top of the beer can off. Add onion, vinegar and garlic to beer. When the smoker is read place the beer in the middle of the rack. Carefully place the chicken over the beer standing up. You might need to get a little creative to make it stand up properly. Make sure the beer can is completely covered by the chicken. Smoke for about 4 hours or until the skin is a dark tan, the meat is pink and juices run clear.