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.
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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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- Traeger 780 Pro Smoker Grill – this is our Traeger model, it’s the perfect size for families who like to entertain! Be sure to check out all of our must have Traeger products.
- Meater Thermometer – we love this wireless meat thermometer. It connects to an app that tells you exactly when your meat is done!
- Cast Iron Skillet – a cast iron skillet is useful in many of our recipes and is a versatile piece of cookware.
How to make easy beer can chicken:
- 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.
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.
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. A baking sheet or oven safe dish works to place the beer can on as well.
7. Cook for 50-60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
8. Carefully remove the chicken from the grill using heat safe gloves.
9. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving it.
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Kitchen essentials for grilling:
- I love using these non-stick T-fal Frying Pans for all of my sauteing.
- These silicone tongs are perfect for flipping and grasping.
- This Henckel Knife is my favorite for slicing and dicing in the kitchen.
- These grilling bags make clean up a breeze and these parchment paper bags are perfect for packaging.
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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- Whole (3 pound) chicken
- 1/2 of a 12oz can of beer
- 2 Tbsp chicken seasoning
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 400 degrees F.
- Coat the chicken with chicken seasoning. We love to use the Club House Montreal Chicken spice from Costco.
- Drink half of the beer and carefully place the chicken onto the open, half full can.
- Place the bird on a 5-8" cast iron skillet, balanced on the can, standing upright.
- Next, place the chicken directly onto the preheated grill.
- Cook for 50-60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
- Carefully remove the chicken from the grill using heat safe gloves.
- 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.