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.
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.
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.
Insert Remote Thermometer
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.