Frugal Foodie Mama: Mesquite Beer Can Chicken

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Mesquite Beer Can Chicken

This flavorful Mesquite Beer Can Chicken is a smoky take on a classic grilling recipe...

This flavorful Mesquite Beer Can Chicken is a smoky take on a classic grilling recipe.
This post is sponsored by McCormick Grill Mates & Soapbox Influence.



I can't even tell you all how excited I am about the arrival of grilling season. I mean, I have been looking for just about any reason to get outside of the house and out on my back deck at this point. Any reason. Not that doing a little grilling is a hard sell for me at all.

One of my absolute favorite recipes to make on the grill is a classic beer can chicken. It is so easy and simple to make. A little olive oil, a good seasoning mix, a can of beer, and a hot grill are all that you need to pull off this impressive whole grilled chicken recipe.

Recently, I discovered McCormick Grill Mates Seasonings & Marinades at my local Walmart. With flavor profiles like Roasted Garlic and Herb, Brown Sugar Bourbon, and Mesquite, I thought why not take my usual beer can chicken recipe to a whole other level of seasoning?



This flavorful Mesquite Beer Can Chicken is a smoky take on a classic grilling recipe.


I decided to go with the McCormick® Grill Mates Mesquite Seasoning because I loved the rich, smoky flavor it gave to the chicken. Plus, how can you possibly go wrong with a nice smoky mesquite seasoning mix when grilling? 


This flavorful Mesquite Beer Can Chicken is a smoky take on a classic grilling recipe.


Of course, you could certainly try some of these alternative McCormick Grill Mates Seasonings & beer pairings for your grilled beer can chicken. 
Here are a few of my own personal suggestions for pairing these seasonings with beers:
  • Try the McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon with a red ale.
  • The McCormick Grill Mates Roasted Garlic and Herb Seasoning would pair well with a lager.
  • Pair up McCormick Grill Mates Smokehouse Maple Seasoning with a good Scotch ale.



This flavorful Mesquite Beer Can Chicken is a smoky take on a classic grilling recipe.





Yield: Serves 4-6
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Mesquite Beer Can Chicken

Mesquite Beer Can Chicken

This flavorful Mesquite Beer Can Chicken is a smoky take on a classic grilling recipe.

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 1 hour & 30 min Total time: 1 hour & 40 min

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 lb whole chicken, patted dry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp McCormick Grill Mates Mesquite Seasoning
  • 12 oz. can blonde ale

Instructions:

How to grill Mesquite Beer Can Chicken

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Rub the chicken down with the olive oil, followed by the McCormick Grill Mates Mesquite Seasoning.
  3. Sit the chicken on top of an open can of your favorite blonde ale. Grill for 1 to 1 ½ hours.
  4. Once cooked, cover the chicken loosely with aluminum foil and let it rest at least 10 minutes before carving. Serve with lemon slices, if desired.
  5. Enjoy!
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You can find your favorite McCormick Grill Mates seasonings & marinades in the Spices Aisle at your local Walmart. They are also available through Walmart Online Grocery:



Which McCormick Grill Mates seasoning would you rub down your beer can chicken with?