Barbecue Beer Can Chicken – Keto – LCHF

Beer Can Chciken
Beer Can Chciken

Barbecue Beer Can Chicken - Keto - LCHF

This recipe is easy and uses a championship rub (Plowboys, Yardbird Rub) that has actually won championships. If you are using a grill it is very important to use a remote thermometer. Opening the cover to check temperature will make a long cook even longer and might stop food from reaching a safe to eat temperature.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordbeer can chicken, chicken, plowboy, yardbird
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Servings4
Calories864kcal
AuthorWiley

Ingredients

Ingredients

Instructions

Pre Cook Preperation

  • Place chicken on at least half full beer cans. If they are large chickens then I would recommend beer can chicken stands that will hold both the chicken and the beer in place.
    beer can naked
  • Then spray the oil on the skin of the chicken. The oil will do two things. First, it will hold the rub in place but even more important it will allow the skin to crisp and brown for no one wants rubbery chicken skin. Now it is time to add the rub and I use Plowboy Yardbird rub and I make sure the bird is fully covered. I then bring the smoker or grill up to 350F as I finish the rub.
    beer can rub

Insert Remote Thermometer

  • Insert the remote thermometer probe in the thickest part of the thigh without touch the bone. If you are cooking two chickens then you need a probe in each one for they will not cook the same and you will need to pull one chicken before the other.
    beer can chicken on grill

The Cook

  • Here is where the remote thermometer makes a huge difference. Because you do not need to open the lid you can keep a constant 350F around the chickens. When one reaches 165F to 170F then it is time to take them off the grill. I leave them on the can or rack for about 5 to 10 minutes before I serve them. The keys to success are oil on the skin so it crisps and browns, the remote thermometer so you do not have to open the lid and the thermometer will let you cook to temperature and not guess using time.
    beer can chicken finished

Controversy

  • Now there are some very good websites (Amazing Ribs) that actually say the beer can cause more harm than good for it slows down the cooking on the inside due to the fact that it takes the liquid longer to get warm and the outside can overcook. Also that it does not really add much moister to the chicken. That might be true for it does take longer to cook the chicken at 350F than if I just cooked the chicken without the beer can. But I have a smoker that actually works like a convection oven. I also always cook large chickens (more than 6 pounds). So the reason I have such good luck with beer can chicken is that the heat is evenly distributed and also I believe that the breast (next to the beer can) cooks a little slower than the legs and thighs that are further away from the can. I also pull the chicken the moment it is 165F to 170F in the thickest part of the thigh. I like doing beer can chicken for it is always consistent and I like the idea of giving someone a half of a whole chicken to eat than a bunch of chicken parts.

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Nutrition

Calories: 864kcal

Myron Mixon’s World Famous Cupcake Chicken

Myron Mixon's World Famous Cupcake Chicken

Myron Mixon was quite literally born to barbecue. His father, Jack, owned a barbecue take-out business in Vienna, Georgia, which Myron helped run. His parents started selling Jack's Old South Barbecue Sauce, and after his father died in 1996, Myron thought that by entering competitions he could sell some sauce. He was hooked. He has appeared on the Today show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordcupcake chicken, myron mixon
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time3 hours 30 minutes
Servings6
Calories260kcal

Instructions

Preperation

  • Preheat a smoker to 300˚F. Using poultry shears, remove the knuckle on each end of each chicken thigh bone. Then trim the excess fat off the skin and meat of each thigh until the pieces are 3 to 4 inches wide, leaving about 1/4 inch of excess skin at the edges of the meat. Apply the chicken rub evenly to both sides of the thighs.

The Cook

  • In the cupcake mold, place each thigh, skin side down, in an individual cup. Set the mold in the baking pan, and pour the chicken broth into the pan, being careful not to pour it directly on top of the chicken. Place the pan in the smoker and cook, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours. Remove the baking pan from the smoker. Gently flip the thighs onto the baking sheet. Season the tops of the thighs with salt and pepper. Return the thighs to the mold cups, skin side up, and put the baking pan back in the smoker. Cook for 45 minutes.

The Sauce

  • Meanwhile, make the sauce: Put all the sauce ingredients into a blender and blend until thoroughly combined. In a medium pan over medium heat, warm the sauce until it is hot but not boiling. Set aside.

Finishing

  • Remove the pan from the smoker, and unmold the chicken thighs onto the baking sheet, skin side up. Brush the thighs lightly with the warm sauce. Place the baking sheet in the smoker and cook for 30 minutes to allow the sauce to caramelize into the chicken skin. Remove the baking sheet from the smoker, and serve the cupcake chicken immediately.

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Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal

Tex-Mex Chicken – Keto – LCHF

Tex-Mex Chicken - Keto - LCHF

Tex Mex Chicken is a very easy and very tasty way to grill chicken. Very important to make sure that the chicken marinates for 24 hours. You can also just do quarters if you like dark meat or breasts if you like white meat but if you just cook breasts you might need to pull earlier so they do not dry out.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordchicken, el pollo loco, tex mex
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Servings2
Calories655kcal
AuthorWiley

Instructions

Pre Cook Preperation

  • Wash chicken thoroughly. Pat dry. Rub both sides with half a lemon. In a small bowl mix garlic and spices. Rub mixture on both sides of chicken. Place the chicken halves, skin-side up, in a shallow baking dish. Allow the chicken to stand covered in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

The Cook

  • Place the chicken halves, skin-side up, 4-5 inches from mesquite coals or if using a smoker then cook at 325 degrees. Cover and grill for 20 minutes, turn and grill another 20 minutes. Repeat till chicken reaches 165 degrees in the thickest part of the chicken. If using a smoker, no need to turn but check temperature every 20 to 30 minutes. Total cooking time is about 1 1/2 hours

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Nutrition

Calories: 655kcal

Traeger Competition Style BBQ Chicken Thighs

Traeger Competition Style BBQ Chicken Thighs

Cover the dutch oven with the lid, close the lid of the grill and cook for 45 minutes. Remove the entire dutch oven from the grill and let the chicken rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, decrease the grill's temperature to 300.

This recipe is from Traeger and it is pretty good. The only thing I changed is I used Plowboy Yardbird Rub instead of the Traeger rub. The main reason is I just like it better.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordchicken thighs, competition style, traeger
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours 30 minutes
Servings8
Calories260kcal

Instructions

  • Trim chicken thighs as desired. Place chicken and Italian dressing in a large resealable bag. Refrigerate for 3 hours. 
  • When ready to cook, start the pellet smoker at 180F to maximize smoke. Place a large dutch oven on the grill grate and fill the bottom with the butter, water, and salt. Increase the temperature to 350F and allow the smoker and dutch oven to preheat, lid closed, for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken thighs from the dressing marinade and place in the dutch oven, skin-side down. Season the top of each thigh with Plowboy Yardbird Rub. Cover the dutch oven with the lid, close the lid of the smoker and cook for 45 minutes. 
  • Remove the entire dutch oven from the grill and let the chicken rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, decrease the grill's temperature to 300F. Remove the thighs from the dutch oven to a large workspace; pat dry with paper towels. Season liberally with more Plowboy Yardbird Rub. Pull the skin taut around the thighs and place back on the grill, skin side up, for 45 more minutes.
  •  In a large mixing bowl, combine the BBQ Sauce, Apricot Sauce, vinegar, honey and soy sauce. Whisk to combine. Gently dip each of the chicken thighs into the sauce mixture and turn to coat evenly.
  •  Be sure the skin is tucked under and return to the grill for 30 minutes to set the sauce. Transfer the thighs to a prepared platter and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal

This recipe is from Traeger and it is pretty good. The only thing I changed is I used Plowboy Yardbird Rub instead of the Traeger rub. The main reason is I just like it better.