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Roasted lemon Rosemary Beer Can Chicken

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Crack open the wood-fired flavor with Rob Mondavi’s Lemon Rosemary Beer Can Chicken. This simple-to-make recipe pairs perfectly with Traeger’s Winemaker’s Blend Pellets and any of your favorite medium-body red or white wines. Start by coating the entire chicken with the lemon juice, then season with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Pop half a can of beer inside the chicken, and carefully place it on the grill. Once the chicken hits 165 °F, it’s good to go.

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  • 1 Whole (3 to 3-1/2 lb) whole chicken

  • 1 lemon, halved

  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher salt

  • 1 Teaspoon Ground black pepper

  • 1 Teaspoon fresh finely chopped rosemary

  • 1 (12 oz) can of beer

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 400℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    400 ˚F

  • 2

    Coat the chicken, inside and out, with the lemon juice. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and rosemary and sprinkle on the inside and outside the chicken.

    • 1 Whole (3 to 3-1/2 lb) whole chicken

    • 1 lemon, halved

    • 1 Teaspoon Kosher salt

    • 1 Teaspoon Ground black pepper

    • 1 Teaspoon fresh finely chopped rosemary

  • 3

    Pour out half of the beer from the can, then place the can on a sturdy surface. Place the chicken atop the beer can, tucking the legs in the front.

    • 1 (12 oz) can of beer

  • 4

    Insert the probe into the thickest part of the chicken breast. Carefully place the chicken with the can inside directly on the grill grates, using the legs to support if needed. (Alternatively, place the chicken on a baking sheet for a more stable surface, then place the baking sheet on the grill grates.) Close the lid and cook the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165℉, about 60 minutes.

    165 ˚F

  • 5

    Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest for about 10 minutes before carving. Serve with Chardonnay or any of your favorite medium-body red or white wines. Enjoy!

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