Spicy Smoked Beer Can Chicken with Mexican Street Corn

Spicy Smoked Beer Can Chicken:
Ingredients:

- 3.5 lb chicken

- 1 can cola or beer (we used cola this time)

Spice rub (recipe from allrecipes.com, makes more than you'll need for this recipe)

- 3/4 t. Allspice

- 1.5 T. Salt

- 1 heaping T. Garlic powder

- 1 T. Sugar

- 1/2 t. Chipotle chili powder (can use regular chili powder)

- 1/4 t. Cloves

- 1/4 t. Dried thyme leaves

- 1.5 t. Black pepper

- 2 t. Cayenne pepper

- 1/2 t. Ground cinnamon
 

Directions:

1.  Rinse chicken and pat dry. 

2.  In a small bowl, combine spices.  Rub spice mixture on outside of chicken. 

3.  Place chicken on top of open cola can, then place in smoker.  Cook at 225 degrees for 5 hours.  

For the Mexican street corn:

- 4 ears corn

- 3 T. Lite mayo

- 3 T. Nonfat Greek yogurt

- 2 t. Chili powder

- 1/4 t. Cayenne 

- 3/4 c. Grated Parmesan cheese

- 1 lime, quartered

Directions:

1.  Find adorable little helper to help shuck the corn.

2.  Rinse corn, then soak in water and 1 T. Salt for ten minutes.  Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

3.  Grill corn for 8-12 minutes, turning ocassionally, until slightly charred and tender.  

4.  Meanwhile, mix mayo, yogurt, and spices.  When corn is done, spread over each ear, then sprinkle with Parmesan.  Serve with line wedges.

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