Summer Grilling Inspiration

June 15, 2023 by Kenmore

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It’s been a couple weeks since dad first fired up his new Father’s Day grill, which means he’s mastered the new controls and also may be ready for new recipe ideas. Help fuel his dinner-makin inspiration with these tasty options below.

Beer Can Chicken

(courtesy of bon appétit)


1 can light lager
3 ½ – 4 pound chicken
2 tablespoons 4-3-2-1 Spice Rub

Ingredients for Spice Rub

4 tablespoons kosher salt
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper


Pour out (or drink) half of beer.

Prepare grill for high, indirect heat and fit with grill pan (for a charcoal grill, bank coals on 1 side of grill and put drip pan on empty side; for a gas grill, leave 1 burner turned off and place drip pan over unlit burner). Add water to pan to a depth of ½ inch.

Season chicken with 4-3-2-1 Spice Rub. Place cavity of chicken, legs pointing down, onto open can so that it supports chicken upright. Place can, with chicken, on grill over indirect heat (and above drip pan).
Grill chicken, covered, until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thigh registers 165°, 45–60 minutes. (If using charcoal, you may need to add more to maintain heat.)

Let chicken rest 10 minutes before carving. Serve with pan drippings.

Honey Soy Grilled Pork Chops

(courtesy of Delish)


¼ cup honey
½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
Red pepper flakes
4 pork chops


Mix together honey, soy sauce, garlic and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Add pork chops then cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Heat grill over medium high heat and cook until seared and cooked through, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Spice it Up

Wanting to add (or make your own) dry rub, to spice up your next grilling night? Check out this article on all things dry rub.


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