My sister in law said this was the best chicken she ever tasted..all I did was to season my beer can chicken with:
equal amounts (I used 1 Tbs each) of:
First rub the chicken in olive oil and then pack the rub on. Can't get easier than that!!
I fill the neck with garlic and then season the outside with salt pepper and any other spices I like. I do taste the beer I baste the chicken while it cooks with the juice that drips into the pan, I also leave more beer in the can than most instructions say.
Hope this helps
I don't think the beer actually does any flavoring so you'll have to toss on whatever you want for seasoning. As far as I recall, the beer acts more as a tenderizer and makes the chicken really moist. You'll want a rub mixed with a little olive oil and slathered all over the chicken. You can either use a premade rub mix such as McCormick Grillmates, or Mrs. Dash blends or better yet, frugally mix up your own version. Here's one I really like for roasting that will work:
Sticky Chicken Seasoning
4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix together with a little olive oil to make a thick paste and rub away!
Did you season it? Put a onion or apple in the neck? These make the favor! I like to spray it and roll in Pappy's seasoning, Butter garlic/pepper, teriaki & pineapple is great too. There are many more to try.
You can put your favorite seasonings inside the beer...I am big on italian seasoning and some garlic; or you can throw in a spicy red pepper base. Rub some on the outside of the bird, also, so the flavor is all over.
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