Beer Can Chicken

| July 5, 2013

Beer can chicken is something that everyone should try at least once. The steam from the brew flavors the meat and keeps it spectacularly moist. The can props the chicken upright, so it roasts evenly all around—and you get to drink some beer. Enough said!


  • 1 can light lager
  • 1 3 1/2 to 4 pound chicken
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite poultry rub or seasonings
  • A foil baking pan


Drink, or if you must, pour out half of the can of beer.

Prepare your grill by setting it on high (leave one burner off and place drip pan over unlit burner). For a charcoal grill, pile the coals on one side of grill and place the pan on the empty side. Add 1/2" of water to the pan.

Season chicken with your rub and slide the open end of the cavity of the chicken, legs first, onto the open can so that it supports the chicken in an upright position. Place the can, with the chicken, right on top of the foil pan, a bit away from the direct heat. Roast the chicken, keeping the grill covered, until cooked through. When completed the inner thigh should register165°F (45-60 minutes).

Enjoy with another frosty beer!