Beer Can Chicken Recipes

Whether you're roasting a chicken in the oven or firing up your grill, a strategically placed can of beer keeps your whole chicken moist and flavorful.

Staff Picks

Whole Chicken

The Best Beer Can Chicken Ever

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3
Spicy skin and tender roast chicken!
Sauces and Condiments

Ed's Favorite Beer Can Chicken Rub

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20
This recipe is a tribute to my Uncle who is by far one the best pit masters I have ever known. Feel free to put this on chicken, pork, or just about anything else you can think of. To cover a typical 5-pound chicken, I normally measured the spices in tablespoons. However, feel free to mix a larger batch to keep some finished product on hand. One thing's for sure, you will be the hit of the party!
Whole Chicken

Roasted Beer Butt Lime Chicken

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7
Once I heard of beer butt chicken, I had to find the perfect version of it and try it. After reviewing multiple recipes, I finally put together my own version of it. It turned out AMAZING. Great flavor and so tender. Normally, I won't eat baked chicken without gravy, but this is the exception.
Fried Chicken

Triple Dipped Fried Chicken

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This is the crispiest, spiciest, homemade fried chicken I have ever tasted! It is equally good served hot or cold and has been a picnic favorite in my family for years.
Whole Chicken

Baked Beer Can Chicken

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105
This chicken always turns out juicy and tender with robust flavor. Are you tired of the same old boring chicken? Try this one! It is so easy to prepare and cook. There are other versions that can be cooked on the grill but we prefer ours in the oven. It's a dinner our whole family loves.
Whole Chicken

Beer Can Chicken

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160
This is a deliciously moist chicken recipe. It's perfect for a BBQ on a hot summer day!
Whole Chicken

Beer Butt Chicken

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A whole chicken is seasoned and slowly cooked on the grill. This is a bit unorthodox, but the end result is moist, flavorful, and amazing. All you'll need is some chicken, butter, beer, and seasonings.
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Caribbean Recipes

Arroz con Pollo II

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This recipe is an all in one. This was a family favorite while I was growing up and I believe it still is one of my favorites. It's simply chicken and rice with fabulous Cuban flavours! This recipe is quick and easy and can be served with a salad, fried plantains or even a banana - a Cuban favorite with any meal!
Whole Chicken

BBQ Beer Can Chicken

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34
I tried several beer can chicken recipes and changed the ingredients up until I found one the whole family loves!!
Whole Chicken

Roasted Soda Can Chicken

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A different take on the typical beer can chicken. I inject the butter-based rub under the skin for better flavor. The steam from the liquid makes this moist and tender.
Sauces

Peruvian Aji-Style Sauce

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20
I got this recipe from a restaurant in California 10 years ago. It's been a staple in my refrigerator ever since. It's excellent with rotisserie chicken. You can lower the calories if you stream in olive oil in replace of the mayo.
Whole Chicken

Drunk Chicken

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38
Cooking a chicken on a beer can.

Inspiration and Ideas

Peruvian-Style Beer Can Chicken

"Rivals my favorite Peruvian chicken place! Boyfriend thinks it is better and said it was one of the best dinners I ever made." – HOLLY9000

Peruvian Aji-Style Sauce

This spicy sauce is just the thing to serve with your chicken.

Beer Roasted Lime Chicken

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104

Beer roasted chicken stuffed with limes brings a whole new dimension to chicken. It's both flavorful and juicy. This recipe is absolutely to die for!