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Recipe: Beer can chicken

Sizzle your tastebuds with brilliant barbecue ideas from Belfast’s Hillmount Garden Centre.

What you'll need

1.5kg whole chicken

Olive Oil

1 small can beer/lager

Thumb of ginger

Knob of butter

1 chilli

10g fresh thyme

1tsp paprika

Salt and pepper


Mix thyme, paprika, chilli and olive oil with softened butter. Slide fingers under skin at the neck end and cover breasts with mixture. Open a small beer can or cider can and slide chicken over the can.

Barbecue for one-and-a-quarter to one-and-a-half hours until the juices run clear. Carefully remove chicken and let rest for 10 minutes.

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