BEER CAN CHICKEN

Submitted by: Susan Pratt Clayton
This beautifully browned chicken looks like it just came off the rotisserie. A perfectly seasoned, moist and tender chicken awaits you and your family.

Serves: 8
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

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Ingredients

1 whole chicken (about 4 - 5 pounds)
1 - 2 tablespoons olive oil & vinegar
1/4 cup McCormick® Grill Mates® Montreal Chicken Seasoning, divided
OR McCormick® Grill Mates® Roasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning, divided
1 can (12 ounces) beer

Method

Directions:
1. Preheat gas grill to medium heat (325°F to 350°F)*. Remove giblets from chicken cavity. Rinse chicken insiMixde and out; pat dry. Mix together oil, vinegar and all but 2 tbsp of the Chicken Seasoning in a large enough container (or plastic ziplock bag to marinate the whole chicken for a couple of hours (flip every hour to evenly distribute the marinade). When ready to grill sprinkle remaining Chicken Seasoning evenly over surface of chicken.
2. Remove about 2 ounces beer and poke 2 holes in top of can. Hold chicken upright (legs pointing down) and insert opened beer can into cavity. Stand chicken in upright position in center of grill. Position legs to best support chicken (similar to a tripod). Close lid.
3. Grill 55 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from can before serving.
*For charcoal grill, use indirect medium heat.

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