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Craveable Cajun Beer Can Chicken is on our menu tonight! Zatarain’s® Cajun Injector Creole Butter Marinade makes it easy and quick to create savory Cajun taste from the inside out. Simply inject marinade into chicken. Shake on an extra layer of flavor with Zatarain’s® Creole Seasoning. And grill the whole chicken over a can of your favorite beer for a juicy, delicious meal the entire family will love.
Prepare grill for indirect medium heat (350°F to 375°F). Preheat grill by turning all burners to medium. Turn off burner(s) on one side of grill.
Attach needle to Injector by turning clockwise until snug. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN NEEDLE. Pour Marinade into separate container and draw into injector. Inject marinade at points 1 to 2 inches apart in the chicken. Sprinkle chicken with Creole Seasoning.
To prevent the chicken wing tips from burning on the grill, tuck them in or wrap them with foil.
Remove about 1/4 cup beer and poke 2 holes in top of can. Hold chicken upright (legs pointing down) and insert opened beer can into cavity. Stand chicken in upright position on unlit side of grill. Position legs to best support chicken (similar to a tripod). Close grill.
For added stability, use a beer can chicken stand to hold the beer can and the chicken upright. It can be purchased in a kitchenware store. If using a stand, the ends of the chicken legs may be tied together with kitchen string.
Grill chicken 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through (internal temperature reaches 165°F in the thigh). Remove chicken from can before serving.
The beer will be hot after grilling. Lift the chicken carefully from the beer can. To keep the chicken warm, let the chicken stand on the beer can for up to 15 minutes.