Yield: Yields 1 cup sauce.
Servings: four to six.
To put a spin on the usual beer-can chicken recipe, I add a sweet-spicy sauce to the beer, coat the chicken with an aromatic spice rub, and simmer the beer mixture after grilling to make a rich sauce with a kick.
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To make the spice rub, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
Rinse the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels. Sprinkle 1 Tbs. of the spice rub inside the body and neck cavities. With your fingers, work a little of the spice rub under the skin. Set aside 1 Tbs. of the spice rub for the sauce, then sprinkle the remaining rub all over the skin and rub it in to spread evenly. Tuck the wings behind the neck. Cover the chicken and refrigerate overnight.
I have been making this recipe for years and it is a winner!Delicious every time
Our family's go-to rub for beer can chicken. A less spicy version with half the pepper flake is still excellent.
My son loves this recipe! Has anyone tried it in the oven?
My family LOVES this! The spice rub makes the recipe. I use it on steak, pork chops, etc.
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