St. Patricks Day Inspired Grilling

St. Patricks Day

Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with a festive BBQ feast that brings the flavors of Ireland to your grill! We're firing up the flames and embracing the luck of the Irish with a mouthwatering recipe that's sure to make your taste buds dance a jig. So grab your green apron, raise your tongs, and let's get grilling!

Featured Recipe: Guinness Beer Can Chicken


  • 1 whole chicken (3-4 pounds)

  • 1 can of Guinness stout

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the Grill: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, around 375°F to 400°F (190°C to 200°C).

  • Prepare the Chicken: Remove the giblets from the chicken cavity and pat it dry with paper towels. Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper, both inside and out.

  • Prepare the Beer Can: Open the can of Guinness and pour out about half of the beer (or take a few sips!). Place the beer can on a stable surface and carefully lower the chicken cavity over the top of the can, so it sits upright with the legs down.

  • Make the Rub: In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, brown sugar, smoked paprika, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper to create a flavorful rub.

  • Rub the Chicken: Using your hands, rub the spice mixture all over the outside of the chicken, coating it evenly.

  • Grill the Chicken: Carefully transfer the beer can chicken to the preheated grill. Position it upright on the grill grate, using the beer can and chicken legs to create a stable base. Close the lid and let the chicken cook for 60-75 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) in the thickest part of the thigh.

  • Rest and Serve: Once the chicken is cooked through and golden brown, carefully remove it from the grill using tongs. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes before carefully lifting it off the beer can. Discard the beer can and carve the chicken into serving portions. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.

  • Enjoy: Serve your Guinness Beer Can Chicken hot off the grill, alongside your favorite St. Patrick's Day sides and a pint of cold Guinness. Sláinte!

With this Guinness Beer Can Chicken recipe, your St. Patrick's Day BBQ is sure to be a hit! Juicy, flavorful, and infused with the rich taste of Guinness stout, this dish captures the spirit of the Emerald Isle and is perfect for celebrating with friends and family. So fire up the grill, raise a toast to the luck of the Irish, and enjoy a festive feast that's as memorable as it is delicious!

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