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Easy Beer Can Chicken Recipe

This easy beer can chicken recipe will be the best thing that you make all summer.  It’s absolutely delicious, moist and perfectly cooked on the grill every time.

Easy Beer Can Chicken Recipe

We have been making all kinds of delicious grilled recipes this summer like this Lemon Chipotle BBQ Salmon and Keto Beef Jerky.

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I have to say that this beer can chicken is probably one of our favorite grilled recipes though.  The combination of delicious flavour and the way that this is cooked is seriously to die for.  It’s so delicious that the whole family keeps asking for more.

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Easy Beer Can Chicken Recipe

If you think that this chicken looks amazing then you should check out this Garbage Can Turkey Recipe! It’s our favorite way to cook a turkey. So moist and delicious!

How to make easy beer can chicken:

Beer Can Chicken Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Whole chicken
  • Half a can of beer
  • Chicken seasoning

Costco has the best deal on chicken, these two organic whole chickens were only $27.87. They are the perfect size for cooking on the grill.

Chicken Recipe

Directions:

1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat, about 400 degrees F.

2. Coat the chicken with chicken seasoning. We love to use the Club House Montreal Chicken spice from Costco.

Beer Can Chicken

3. Drink half of the beer and carefully place the chicken onto the open, half full can.

4. Place the bird on a 5-8″ cast iron skillet, balanced on the can, standing upright.

Grilled Beer Can Chicken

5. Next, place the chicken directly onto the preheated grill.

Grilled Beer Can Chicken

6. A baking sheet or oven safe dish works to place the beer can on as well.

Traeger grill

7. Cook for 50-60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Grilled Beer Can Chicken

8. Carefully remove the chicken from the grill using heat safe gloves.

9. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving it.

Grilled Beer Can Chicken

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Kitchen essentials for grilling:

Easy Grilled Beer Can Chicken Recipe

You can also make this recipe in the oven at home! It’s just as delicious…

How to bake a beer can chicken:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the cast iron skillet with beer can chicken in the oven.
  • Allow to cook for 50-60 mins.

Check out this roast chicken and potato recipe for another one of of favorite ways to cook a bird!

This recipe makes the most tender, juicy chicken that we have ever had! It’s such a versatile dish too, with a ton of different variations. Try using a can of soda instead of beer, or chipotle seasoning instead of chicken spice.

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Easy Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Easy Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This easy beer can chicken recipe will be the best thing that you make all summer.  It's absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked on the grill.

Ingredients

  • Whole (3 pound) chicken
  • 1/2 of a 12oz can of beer
  • 2 Tbsp chicken seasoning

Instructions

    1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 400 degrees F.
    2. Coat the chicken with chicken seasoning. We love to use the Club House Montreal Chicken spice from Costco.
    3. Drink half of the beer and carefully place the chicken onto the open, half full can.
    4. Place the bird on a 5-8" cast iron skillet, balanced on the can, standing upright.
    5. Next, place the chicken directly onto the preheated grill.
    6. Cook for 50-60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
    7. Carefully remove the chicken from the grill using heat safe gloves.
    8. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving it.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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