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Beer can chicken


  • Preheat a covered BBQ.
  • Combine the sugar, salt, paprika, garlic, onion flakes, spices and ground pepper with a little oil spray. Then rub the mixture all over the chicken.
  • Pour out half the beer and place the chicken on top of the can (pushing the can into the cavity). Generously spray with oil and carefully place the chicken with the can upright on the BBQ. Cover and gently cook for about 1-1¼ hours, spraying now and again with oil. To check if ready, pierce the thighs with a fork – juices should run clear.



  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp smoked (or plain) paprika
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh garlic
  • just over 1 tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 tspn ground coriander
  • 1 tspn ground cumin
  • 1 tspn mustard powder
  • freshly ground pepper
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 large whole chicken
  • 1 large can of beer


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