You will need:
Whole Chickens, rinsed and patted dry - 2 Each
Butter, soften - 2 Sticks
Famous Dave’s Country roast seasoning - 1 Tbls
Kosher Salt - 1 Tbls
Black Pepper - 1 Tsp
Cans of beer, 12 oz - 2 Cans
Prepare grill or smoker to 325 degrees.
Add soften butter and Famous Dave’s country roast seasoning to bowl and mix until all seasoning is incorporated into butter.
Place chicken breast side up on sheet pan. Without tearing skin, slide fingers between skin and breast to loosen. Work seasoned butter in between skin and breasts on both sides.
Rub remaining seasoned butter on skin of chicken, don’t forget the legs.
Season both chickens with salt and pepper.
Place roasting pan in smoker or grill. Open beer and place cans into roasting pans. Add 1 cup of water to pan. Place chickens onto beer cans.
Cover smoker or grill and maintain a temperature of 325 degrees. Roast for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes Baste chicken with juices that collect in the bottom of pan every 10 minutes until chicken reaches temperature of 170 degrees at thigh. About 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Remove Chicken from beer can and place breast side up on clean sheet pan. Cover loosely with foil and let sit for 10 minutes before carving.
Meanwhile skim of fat from juices in roasting pan. Let juices reduce by half. Taste for seasoning and pour over carved chicken.
Don’t forget the Famous Dave’s BBQ Sauce!
Makes 2 whole Chickens