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Peruvian Style Beer Can Chicken

Peruvian Style Beer Can Chicken

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    3 h
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Inspired by the Peruvian rotisserie chicken, this recipe combines 'pollo a la brasa' seasoning with the beer can cooking technique. The goal is to produce a tasty chicken with a crispy exterior and juicy interior. Serve it with fries and the salad of your choice.

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  • Calories:
  • 320 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.6g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 31.3 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 1125 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Dissolve 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in water in a large bowl and stir in lime juice. Soak chicken in the mixture for 10 minutes; rinse and pat chicken dry with paper towels. Pierce the chicken all over with a fork to make many tiny holes.
  2. Stir vinegar, cumin, olive oil, oregano, rosemary, paprika, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, soy sauce, and black pepper in a small bowl; mix in enough beer to form a paste, about 2 tablespoons. Retain remaining beer in the can.
  3. Rub spice paste all over the chicken, beneath the skin, and inside cavity; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat grill for medium heat; a grill thermometer should read 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) with the lid closed.
  5. Sit the chicken upright on the partially-filled can of beer and extend drumsticks to the grill surface to form a tripod shape to hold up the chicken.
  6. Grill chicken with the lid closed until the skin is brown and crisp and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a breast, not touching bone, reads 170 degrees F (75 degrees C), about 1 1/2 hours. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
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Aerobiter
10

Aerobiter

7/28/2012

I tried this with the addition of hickory chips to give it an extra savory flavor. Excellent look and flavor. The skin was crispy and the meat moist.

mcgarvey87
8

mcgarvey87

8/30/2012

Picture does this chicken no justice.... this is soooo good!!! My hubby and I LOVED it!! I soaked it in the water mixture for 2 hours + left in the fridge for 2 hours.... AMAZING. I will definitely be making this multiple times! So juicy and good... plus making it on top two beer cans on the grill is just toooo fun!! :)

just_jam
6

just_jam

8/11/2012

this came out wonderful.. bf nearly devoured the entire bird.. had to use lemon b/c we didn't have any limes.. ty for this uber good recipe.. it really deserves more stars imo :)

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