Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.
It’s impossible to get tired of roasted chicken. Sometimes I do like to mix it up a bit and make beer can chicken. It’s just as easy as not-beer-can-chicken, and comes out packed with flavor and is so moist and tender…. yum! For my honey brown beer can chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy I used a great honey brown ale and a slightly herby seasoning that paired perfectly with the beer. The chicken smelled so great while it was cooking that I just sat next to the Big Easy, inhaling the wonderful aromas.
Yep, most food blogs take pictures of their beer can chickens from the front, also known as the ‘money shot’. Me, nope. I went for the flip side of my honey brown beer can chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy.
Look at at that great color. And yes, the skin is crispy. Even if you’re trying to avoid fat, I double-dog dare you to not at least try a piece of the skin. For something different, try my beer can cabbage on the Big Easy. It’s different for sure!
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Honey Brown Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
- 1 whole chicken 6-8 pounds
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon dried tarragon crumbled
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- Your favorite honey brown ale I used Honey Brown Ale from Dundee Brewing
- Fire up your Big Easy.
- Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
- Lightly brush the chicken with oil.
- Combine the remaining ingredients except for the beer. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the mixture. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning onto the chicken.
- Add reserved spice mixture to the beer and insert into the chicken.
- Place chicken into the basket and insert into the Big Easy.
- Cook for 15 minutes per pound or until the chicken has hit 165 F as measured in several locations.
- Let rest 15 minutes before removing the beer can and carving.
Nutritional values are approximate.