I'm always looking for a new way to enjoy our weeknight staple, chicken. For the longest time, i've been meaning to try the classic Beer Can Chicken. What in the world was I waiting for? Not only is it super simple to make, but the results are the juiciest, most tender chicken you have ever tasted.
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Once you pop the chicken in the oven, no other work is needed. This would also be great on the grill.
* 1 whole chicken, rinsed and patted dry
* 1 light beer
* 1 tsp. onion powder
* 1 tsp. garlic powder
* 1 tsp. paprika
* 1 tsp. ground mustard
Preheat oven to 350 and lower the top rack to the lowest third of the oven. Combine onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and ground mustard in a bowl. Rub the spices all over the chicken.
Pour out (or drink!) about 1/3 of the beer and place it in the center of a roasting pan. Place this chicken on top of the beer with the legs facing down. Use the legs to prop the chicken up. Roast in the oven for 1.5-2 hours, or until done (to test, gently cut the skin between the leg and the thigh; if the juices run clear, it's cooked through).