This recipe is very easy to make and you'll love it. It has crispy skin and is very moist on the inside...falls apart. You'll come out with a crispy skin with flavor, very moist inside that will fall apart with a smoked flavor with a hint of garlic - a must try! Use your grill or oven.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Rinse the chicken and dry with paper towels; rub vegetable oil over the entire chicken, inside and out. Pour liquid smoke flavoring into the can of beer and add the garlic clove. Set the chicken upright in a grill pan with the beer can inserted into the cavity. Season outside of skin with sea salt, black pepper, and garlic salt, gently rubbing the seasonings into the oiled chicken skin. Place the potato into the neck cavity to seal in steam and cover potato with the flap of neck skin. Secure the skin to the potato with a toothpick.

  • Place chicken upright on the hot grill and grill until chicken is no longer pink inside and the skin is crisp, about 2 hours. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, not touching bone, should read at least 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

697.2 calories; protein 47.1g 94% DV; carbohydrates 10g 3% DV; fat 49.4g 76% DV; cholesterol 145.4mg 49% DV; sodium 307.1mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2012
You will not believe how good this is. It can also be cooked in the oven at 350 degrees. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2012
Mine turned out dry. I had a 5 lb. chicken and prepared it as directed and used the stand that holds the beer can. I cooked it 2 hours and it was overdone. Maybe I had the grill too hot at 375 but the recipe says to put it on a hot grill. I might make beer can chicken again but I will cook it a lower temp and make sure to check it with a thermometer way before the 2 hour mark. Couldn't taste any of the seasonings. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2012
You will not believe how good this is. It can also be cooked in the oven at 350 degrees. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2012
This was very easy. I feel I did not get the full flavor out of this since I cooked it on the bbq over indirect heat. Don't get me wrong it was cooked through but just no noticeable flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2012
Mine turned out dry. I had a 5 lb. chicken and prepared it as directed and used the stand that holds the beer can. I cooked it 2 hours and it was overdone. Maybe I had the grill too hot at 375 but the recipe says to put it on a hot grill. I might make beer can chicken again but I will cook it a lower temp and make sure to check it with a thermometer way before the 2 hour mark. Couldn't taste any of the seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2014
We did ours in a smoker. Plus I added rosemary and used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Also put the oil rub underneath the skin too and left it in the fridge to marinate for a few hours. we are having this again tonight. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2019
ANOTHER great success. I smoked TWO large chickens using Root Beer. One was "picked clean" at dinner on Saturday while the other one was deboned and used to make Smoked Chicken Salad with Apples (wife's recipe) for a Salad Sunday meal; Smoked Chicken Salad Carrot Raisin Salad Cole Slaw and Deviled Eggs. Read More