Keto beer can chicken is such a quick and easy recipe; it is perfect for those hot summer evenings when you want to stay out of the kitchen.
It is almost grilling season!
As the weather gets warmer, I like to make use of our grill and cook outdoors, rather than using the stove or oven and heating up the house.
A fun (and simple) recipe to make on the grill is keto beer can chicken.
What is keto beer can chicken?
Beer can chicken is a whole chicken cooked over (and held up by) a can of beer. It’s got to be the easiest way to cook a whole chicken on the grill without needing any fancy equipment.
Any beer will work, but a lager will provide a more robust flavor. You only need the can of beer half full for this recipe (you can pour it out or drink the rest as you’re prepping dinner – no judgment here).
The chicken will take longer to cook than standard grilling, due to the beer – around 60-90 minutes, until your thermometer registers 165 degrees. The beer steams the chicken, and the result is a moist, perfectly cooked chicken without any flipping required.
What to use for keto beer can chicken.
A perfectly flavored beer can chicken is equal parts beer and dry rub. As I mentioned, a lager will provide a more robust flavor, but you can use any beer that you enjoy drinking.
My favorite combination for the dry rub uses salt, pepper, smoked paprika, lemon zest, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.
How to remove the chicken from the can?
This is best done with a helping hand. Move the chicken and can over to a cutting board. Have one person hold the can with tongs (it will be very hot!), and the second person gently lifts the chicken off the can and places it on the cutting board.
Pair this chicken with some grilled Veggie Skewers or Rainbow Slaw with Peanut Dressing!
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I was so surprised with how juicy this chicken turned out! What a genius idea!
Thank you, Liz!