Beer Can Chicken

1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1 can beer
1 whole chicken

1. Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat.
2. In a small bowl mix together half of the garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Rub seasoning all over the chicken.
3. In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Mix in the remainder of the seasonings.
4. Drink 1/2 of the beer, leaving the remainder in the can. Add half of the melted butter and seasonings to beer can. Spray the outside of the can with cooking spray.
5. Place can on a disposable baking sheet. Set chicken on can, inserting can into the cavity of the chicken.
6. Place baking sheet with beer and chicken on the grill. Baste the chicken ever half hour with the melted butter and seasoning. Cook over low heat for about 2 hours, or until the chicken reaches 180 degrees.

TIPS: Buying a chicken in whole is much cheaper than just buying boneless skinless chicken breasts. I got this whole chicken for only $3.50! A whole chicken is generally around 4-5 pounds. For a standard family of four this is too much food for just one night. Save all the leftover chicken and use it for dinner the next night. I made chicken noodle soup with my leftovers.

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