I’ve made beer can chicken before, and it’s always a hit around here. I bought a chicken at the store to make one, but forgot to grab a can of beer. I went to the fridge and the beer in the fridge was in bottles. Whoops! So, I had to dig through all of the vegetables, leftovers and condiments to see if there was anything I could use for this chicken. I found a can of Lemon Berry Shandy that had evidently been forgotten behind a jar of pickles. Since this was the only can, it was elected to be shoved inside of a chicken.
I was a little doubtful…I wasn’t sure a can of shandy would give the chicken a good taste. The husband said it would be fine. I’m glad I listened to him because it turned out extremely well!
Lemon Berry Shandy Beer Can Chicken
-3-4 pound whole chicken
-1 can Lemon Berry Shandy
-1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
-2 Tablespoons sugar
-1/4 teaspoon pepper
-2 Tablespoons paprika
-1 Tablespoon garlic powder
-1 Tablespoon sea salt
-1 teaspoon dired basil
-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Unwrap your chicken. Pull out the innards if they were left in the chicken. Rinse and pat the chicken dry. Mix all of the seasonings together in a small bowl. Place chicken on can of shandy. Rub with olive oil. Sprinkle the chicken with the seasoning mixture.
Place on the grill for 1 hour and 15 minutes on medium heat. Yours might take more or less time depending on your grill. Make sure you cook until it is done!
You can switch the can of shandy out with a regular beer if you’d like. I liked the sweet taste that the shandy put through the chicken. The sweet with the bit of a kick that the cayenne gives made for a great chicken!
Have a wonderful weekend. Our weekend highs are supposed to be around 70 degrees. I think that Mother Nature forgot that it is July!
What’s the forecast for your weekend?!