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Serves: 4 to 6

Smoked Beer Chicken with Blackened Cajun Spices

Prep Time
10 min.
Cooking Time
1:10 h
Difficulty
Medium
BBQ Temperature
180ºC
Prep Time
10 min.
Cooking Time
1:10 h
Difficulty
Medium
BBQ Temperature
180ºC

Ingredients

Beer Can Chicken Smoked Cajun
  • 1kg whole free range chicken
  • 50g melted butter
  • 1 bottle dark English stout beer

Rub

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic granules
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Special Equipment

  • Poultry Roaster

Instructions

    In the kitchen:

  • 01 First make the rub for the chicken by finely grinding all the ingredients in a pestle and mortar.
  • 02 Drench the exterior of the chicken with melted butter then evenly coat with the rub.
  • 03 Half fill the GBS Poultry roaster cup with the porter beer.
  • 04 Firmly sit chicken onto the GBS poultry roaster cup making sure the chicken is stable and upright.
  • At the barbecue:

  • 01 Prepare the Smoky Mountain Cooker for indirect heat, approx. 125°C. If using a charcoal barbecue, you need ½ chimney starter of lit briquettes.
  • 02 Smoke the chicken over an indirect medium heat for approximately 2 hour 10mins or until the meat has reached 90°c. It is recommended you probe the meat with an instant read or I Grill Thermometer.
  • 03 Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

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