Awesome Beer Can Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Mrs. Lyon

This whole shoving a can -o- beer in the chickens rear is pretty popular here in Idaho, but of course I don't follow recipes. I make them all up! I have gotten so many raves on this recipe, so I thought I better share!. I hope you enjoy it!

Top Review by Momma Floyd

This chicken was AWESOME!!! I doubled the spice recipe ( also used 1 tsp more of cumin and 1/2 tsp more of cayenne)and rubbed 3/4 of a cup of the spices between the skin and the chicken. I also took some of the pulp from the oranges and the rest of the spices and rubbed it inside the cavity. I baked it in a 375 degree oven for about 2 hours until it reached 180 internal temp. My husband raved! He said it was the best chicken he's ever had! Thanks SOOO much for this awesome recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean out chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Then cut oranges in half and squeeze all over chicken, inside and out.( make sure to pick up seeds and throw away).
  3. Then mix all other ingredients together and rub all over chicken. ( I also rub in between the skin and meat.
  4. Then take a few gulps of the beer and then stick the beer can in the chicken's rear and set up on grill. (Use the beer can and legs of chicken as a tripod to help stand up). I use a gas grill so you want to place it in the middle of the burners so it doesn't get direct heat. (If you use a charcoal grill to make sure and place charcoal in a circle around the chicken so it doesn't burn). I also use a tin pan to put under the grill on top of the rocks to catch any drippings.
  5. You then shut grill for about 1 hour and 45 minutes, until the chicken is 180 degrees in the thigh.
  6. Take off grill and let stand for 5 to 10 minute.
  7. It should just pretty much fall off the bone!
  8. Enjoy!

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