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A.1. Sweet Mesquite Rubbed Beer Can Chicken

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6 servings

Discover the perfect beer can chicken for entertaining. Get A.1. Sweet Mesquite Rubbed Beer Can Chicken on the grill and then spend time with your guests.

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  • Heat grill for indirect grilling: Light one side of grill, leaving other side unlit. Close lid; heat grill to 375ºF.
  • Sprinkle rub seasoning over chicken; rub onto chicken.
  • Open beer can; discard half the beer. Place can on work surface; lower chicken over can, inserting can into tail end of chicken. Stand chicken on grate over unlit area, using the legs to help the chicken stand upright; cover. (Can should remain in chicken on grill.)
  • Grill chicken 1 hour 15 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF), monitoring for consistent grill temperature. Remove from grill; cover loosely with foil. Let stand 10 min. before removing chicken from can and carving chicken. Discard any beer remaining in can.

Special Equipment Needed

Please use alcohol responsibly.

Serving Suggestion

Balance this special-occasion entreé with smart side dishes, such as a mixed green salad and hot steamed vegetable.

Non-Alcoholic Variation

Substitute canned cola, root beer or carbonated lemon-lime soda for the beer.


  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 260
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 410mg
Carbohydrate 3g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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