Drunken Chicken Tex-Mex Style / Beer Can

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is our favorite way to serve chicken and there are lots of variations. The lime and chili adds a really special flavor. The Tequila just makes you smart!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and pat dry hen.
  2. Drink 1/2 the beer and set aside the rest in the can.
  3. Then pour a shot of tequila and drink with a slice of lime.
  4. Spray can with 1/2 beer with cooking spray.
  5. Have another shot of tequila with lime.
  6. Put some of the oregano, a couple of the peppers, a couple of the garlic cloves, a pinch of cumin and a pinch of chili powder in the neck cavity of the hen.
  7. Stuff opening with a wad of aluminum foil to seal cavity.
  8. Have another shot of tequila and lime and while you're at it add a shot to the beer can with a piece of lime, the rest of the oregano, peppers, and garlic cloves.
  9. Push the can into to rear end of the chicken so that the hen can sit up.
  10. Place the chicken in a foil pie pan or square cake pan.
  11. Have another tequila shot, then rub the rest of the cumin, chili powder, and the salt onto the outside of the chicken.
  12. Have a couple more shots while your coals get ready on the pit.
  13. Place the pan with the chicken on the pit and close the grill.
  14. Let chicken cook for 1 hour on medium hot pit.
  15. (Of course, this means more tequila shots.) Baste hen with juices in pan.
  16. Take off grill when done and let rest 10 minutes before serving with a squeeze of lime and some drippings.
  17. If there is any Tequila left be sure to serve with the chicken also.
  18. This can be done in the oven as well on 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

Great recipe! I used half of a lime to seal the neck of the chicken instead of foil. Just added a little kick.

Chef McMolly January 11, 2009

After all those tequila shots...do you really care what the chicken tastes like!

longhornlady51 August 24, 2008