Beer Can Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Chef Ryoni

Never thought beer can chicken would taste so good! First time I've tried it. My whole family was really impressed. We couldn't stop eating it untill it was completly gone! lol. I didn't have any actual beer cans so I just emptied out a soup tin and used that instead.

Top Review by rlocati1

Great recipe and easy to follow. First time at doing chicken on the grill and was impressed that it works so well. I may do the chicken a bit less time to keep the white meat from getting too dry, and allow carry over cooking to finish it off, but that is the only change I would do; I added some lemon juice and springs of herbs to the beer can and did trim off excess fat from the chicken. I also used some wood smoking chips to the grill to give it a smoked flavor. Love the left overs too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix rub ingredients in a small bowl. lightly rub the chicken all over with the oil. Season the chicken inside and out with the rub.
  2. Open your beer can and drink about half of it. Put the rosemary, thyme, garlic, and lemon juice into the beer. Make a few more holes in the top of the beer can with a can opener. Shove the chicken cavity over the beer can. You can actually get special beer can chicken holders for this that make it a bit easier.
  3. Grill over indirect medium heat(350-450 degrees F) until juices run clear and internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F in the breast, about 1 1/4 -1 1/2 hours. Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before removing from beer can and cutting up. Enjoy!

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