Herbed Beer Can Chicken

By Beth Anderson on July 9, 2014 at 9:16am

2 T Canola Oil
1 T minced fresh tarragon or 1 tsp dried tarragon
1 T minced fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 garlic cloves minced, divided
1 broiler fryer chicken, 3 to 4 lbs
1 fresh rosemary sprig1 can (12 oz) beer

In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients…stir in 1/2 of the minced garlic.  Rub mixture inside and outside of chicken.  Tuck wings under.  Cover 8 or 9 in round baking pan with foil.  Place beer can chicken rack in pan.  Remove half cup beer from can…save.  Using a can opener make large holes in can.  Insert rosemary and rest of garlic in can.  Add beer can to rack.  Place pan on grill from 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.  (Grill covered)  Remove can from grill…tent chicken with foil.  Let stand 15 minutes.  Remove chicken from rack and serve.