This master recipe for beer-can chicken is a showstopper that will dazzle your family and friends.
Moe's Beer Can Chicken
Poke holes all over chicken to let fat run out during cooking.
Rub chicken thoroughly with spice rub: inside and out, and then under skin as far as you can reach
Remove upper racks from oven.
When oven preheated, take a healthy drink of the beer, leaving about 9 or 10 ounces.
Crumble bay leaves into beer, in beer can.
Insert beer can firmly into chicken cavity.
Place chicken upright in shallow heatproof pan.
Bake chicken upright until thickest part is 165°F , an hour or an hour and a half.
When removing chicken from oven, keep upright.
Rest chicken upright 15 minutes before removing beer can.
A disposable drip pan will save you a lot of cleanup (and a lot of flares on the outdoor grill). This is really best on a charcoal grill, on medium heat.