Total Time
2hrs 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Rinse chicken thoroughly inside and out, pat dry.
  2. Sprinkle lemon pepper inside and out.
  3. Heat grill, put chicken in 8x8 pan with 2/3 can beer of your choice pushed up inside chicken between its legs.
  4. Close lid and go away for at least 2 hours.
  5. Check and continue cooking no more than another hour.
  6. Skin will be nice and crispy and meat will be so very moist.
  7. Hope you like this recipe.


Most Helpful

This was a fun recipe to try. I decided to make two chickens. Unfortunately, my grill is not tall enough (it has one of those built in shelves) for two chickens to fit - so one was standing and one I laid down in a foil cake pan I happened to have on hand and just poured the beer around it. My boys loved it.

NoCook April 02, 2005

My favorite way to prepare chicken. The first time I ever heard of preparing a chicken this way was on zaar. You can actually purchase a Beer Butt Chicken Can holder at Lowes (home improvement store) or WalMart. Makes preparing this chicken a lot easier. A true conversation piece that taste just as great as it looks.

Audrey M September 04, 2003

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