• 1 pkg. 2 Alarm Chili Mix
  • 2 doz. dried red Chile peppers (or hotter if you can handle it.)
  • 1/2 of 12 oz. can Budweiser
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Covered grill or kitchen oven
  • Beer can holder recommended


Remove the Masa/Flour from the packets of spices. Mix sugar and all other spice packets together. Wash chicken thoroughly and pat dry. Coat the chicken lightly with oil. Rub on the spice all over, and put some inside the chicken also. Add a tablespoon of spice and a tablespoon of garlic to the can.

Pre-heat grill to 350°. Put can in holder. Put cavity of chicken down over beer can and press down firmly. Using a small knife, make small slits in breast, thigh, legs, and wings. Insert peppers into slits with stems (fuses) pointed out. It should look like firecrackers.

Put chicken on grill, balancing well. Cook at 350° for 2 hours or until chicken is done. (Use meat thermometer. DON ‘T GUESS!) Temperature must be at least 180° in breast and thigh. IMPORTANT! When done, remove from grill, cover with foil, and let sit for 15 minutes.

Serve with potato salad, cornbread, and sweet ice tea. Fresh peach ice cream would be a good dessert.