{The Stud Muffin} Peruvian Beer Can Chicken

21 April 2012

Those poor chickens. We kill them, pluck them, and then stick a beer can in a compromising place. To add insult to injury, we set them on the grill. All of that, and they didn't even get to make the trip to Peru.

And yet, they reward us with amazing flavor.

Taking one for the team
This guy... so uptight.

1 Whole Roasting Chicken (2lbs)
2 Dried Ancho Chilis
2 Dried Smoked Chipotles
1 Tbsp Cumin
1.5 Tbsp Sea Salt
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
4 Lg. Cloves of Garlic
1 Dark Beer in a Can
1 Lime (Zested and Juiced)
1 Tbsp EVOO 

{Dipping Sauce}
2 Cups Greek Yogurt (Plain)
1 Lime (zested and juiced)
1 Jalepeno (seeded and chopped)
1/2 Cup Cilantro

**If cooking on charcoal grill, light coals 1 hour before cook start time**

1. Blend all spices, chiles, oil and lime juice/zest together to thin consistency (We use Magic Bullet)
2. Pour mixture into gallon Ziploc bag
3. Place chicken into bag with marinade and massage marinade into chicken through bag
4. Let chicken sit for as long as possible before cooking (2-4 hours min.)
5. Blend all dipping sauce ingredients together in food processor (or Magic Bullet)
6. Cover and refrigerate sauce until chicken is finished
7. Open beer can and enjoy 1/4 of can before inserting into chicken (no epidural available)
8. Chicken should be able to stand upright awkwardly with drumsticks facing down without touching grill
9. Roast chicken until interior temperature reaches 160 degrees with meat thermometer
10. Outside should look carmelized and evenly charred
11. Rip and dip! Enjoy!

{If you roast corn in the grill with the chicken, wrap in foil and corn will take on smoked flavor of chicken.} 



  1. This looks delicious!! going to have to make some myself now haha

    1. It's so easy too! Lots of leftovers to enjoy later :)

  2. You are hilarious, and I'm pinning this to try with friends next weekend!

    1. Or not pinning, but definitely saving. ;)

    2. Thanks, Britt! But seriously no biggie ... I understand that some people don't want their stuff pinned all over online, so I saved it to my "recipe box" on my computer. :)

  3. This sounds delicious. Your marinade is new to me as I have made beer can chicken before. Cannot wait to try!

    1. Micah came up with it on the fly and it was amazing!

  4. this looks soo tastey! i loove corn on the cob, it's a total sign that summer is coming!
    thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! i'm definitely a new follower for ya! you're just so hilarious, i couldn't resist!

    1. Me too! I was so excited for the roasted corn! Thank you!!

  5. Your writing is hilarious and we now have a new summer goal of trying out this chicken

    1. Well thank you! Yes, this is a must try! Plus it gives you an excuse to sit out on the deck and enjoy the evening!

  6. Haha, "so uptight", hilarious. But seriously, this looks so yummy!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    1. I mean, I guess I would be too if I sat on a beer can. :)


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