I’m not a big sports fan, but I sure do love game day/tailgating eats.
Like this Beer Can Chicken. Kosher salt, brown sugar, paprika, cayenne and black pepper get rubbed on first. Then, the chicken takes a seat on a can filled with light beer, onion, garlic, lemon zest and thyme. Cooked upright on the grill, this brazen bird gets infused with flavor from the inside out. I like to serve simply with lemon wedges. And beer of course
If you’d like to take this recipe on the go (to your next tailgating party), prep everything in advance for easy game day execution. The bulk dry rub can be made a week in advance, and stored at room temperature. Give your bird a rubdown at least one hour in advance, allowing the flavors to get into the meat. The thyme, onion and garlic can be prepped and stored together; however, don’t zest the lemon in advance. If not used immediately, the flavor of the lemon oils will diminish quickly after zesting. Finally, when transporting chicken, make sure it’s well-wrapped in plastic and well-chilled on ice. Continue reading for the recipe.