Smoked Faux-B-Que Beer Can Chicken With Cola BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Smoked Faux-B-Que Beer Can Chicken With Cola BBQ Sauce
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients for the rub. You'll have extra for next time.
  3. Rinse & pat dry the chicken setting aside giblets, etc. for another use.
  4. Liberally season the chicken with the rub inside & out as well as gently pulling open a pocket in at the base of the neck over each breast & adding rub.
  5. Pop the tab of a regular size can of beer, I use Bud. Pour half the beer into the broiler pan with the chips and stuff 3 cloves garlic & 2 sprigs fresh rosemary into the can, spoon about a teaspoon of the rub into the can as well & then push the bird down onto it so that it sits snugly. You'll want the chicken to sit upright over the upright can (I only add this because a certain friend of mine asked how I kept the beer from spilling out when I laid the chicken down, it's okay, she's blonde).
  6. After 30 minutes turn oven up to 400 degrees so chips smoke.
  7. About 15 minutes before the chicken is done combine the sauce ingredients & bring to a boil until it reduces to about 1/4. Serve with chicken.
  8. I have a rack that I can insert the can into that holds the bird up but you can place a pie dish over the chips & balance the chicken & can to make it more stable if you don't have a rack (sold through Cabella's).
  9. Roast in oven for about an hour. I've tried lower temperatures but 400 makes the chips smoke & that's what you want.
  10. To remove chicken I slice up the belly so it comes more easily off the can ~ can will be extremely hot so be careful!
  11. Enjoy.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 351.64 Kcal (1472 kJ)
Calories from fat 128.62 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.29g 22%
Cholesterol 45.33mg 15%
Sodium 1418.77mg 59%
Potassium 330.54mg 7%
Total Carbs 42.79g 14%
Sugars 12.26g 49%
Dietary Fiber 4.24g 17%
Protein 7.47g 15%
Vitamin C 14.1mg 24%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 22%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Calcium 68.8mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 247.05 Kcal (1034 kJ)
Calories from fat 90.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.04g 22%
Cholesterol 31.85mg 15%
Sodium 996.78mg 59%
Potassium 232.22mg 7%
Total Carbs 30.06g 14%
Sugars 8.61g 49%
Dietary Fiber 2.98g 17%
Protein 5.25g 15%
Vitamin C 9.9mg 24%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 22%
Iron 2.4mg 19%
Calcium 48.3mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.4
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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