Beer Can Chicken with Beer and Molasses Bbq Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
30 min
50 min

8 servings

  • Beer Can Chicken:
  • 1 can, good quality, beer
  • 1 to 2 pounds roaster chicken
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Molasses BBQ sauce, recipe follows
  • Beer and Molasses BBQ Glaze:
  • 1 1/4 quarts chili sauce
  • 1 1/2 pints molasses
  • 1 1/2 pints light beer
  • 8 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 8 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons crystal hot Louisiana sauce
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons liquid smoke
Beer Can Chicken:
  • Rinse chicken thoroughly. Season inside and outside with salt, pepper, and garlic. Using can opener, open beer can. Place chicken upright on can, so can is inside chicken cavity. Place on a roasting pan and roast in a preheated 350 oven for 50 to 60 minutes or internal temperature of 150 degrees F. Glaze with BBQ sauce and finish cooking on grill.

Beer and Molasses BBQ Glaze:
  • Combine all ingredients in sauce pot and simmer until reduced by 1/3 of the original volume. Cool completely and pack for transport.

  • Yield: 2 quarts

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