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.

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The Best Beer Can Chicken Ever

Rating: 4.25 stars
Spicy skin and tender roast chicken!

Ed's Favorite Beer Can Chicken Rub

Rating: 4.93 stars
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!

Roasted Beer Butt Lime Chicken

Rating: 4.7 stars
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.

Baked Beer Can Chicken

Rating: 4.57 stars
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.

Roasted Soda Can Chicken

Rating: 4.28 stars
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.

Beer Butt Chicken

Rating: 4.67 stars
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.

Elfie's Ranch Beer Butt Chicken

Rating: 4 stars
Beer can recipe using ranch dressing as a basting sauce. Really moist chicken. Drink half the can of beer and use the remainder for the recipe. It's summer, enjoy! You might even have time for another beer.

Fall-Off-The-Bone Beer Can Chicken

Rating: 4.38 stars
This is a very delicious moist crispy fall-off-the-bone chicken you could ever prepare.

Beer Butt Rosemary Chicken

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is the best chicken recipe ever, crispy on the outside and so very moist on the inside. It is a family favorite, and my kids can't get enough of it. I strain the veggies and use a little cornstarch and water to make a delicious gravy. Serve with a simple salad and rolls.

Garlic Herb Beer Butt Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is the easiest, juiciest, most flavorful chicken you will ever make!

Drunken Chicken

Rating: 4.55 stars
This is a strange but wonderful recipe. Grill chicken with beer until the juices run clear!

Clay's Grilled Beer Can Chicken

Rating: 4.74 stars
I'll keep this brief. This is the best grilled beer can chicken you will ever make.

Inspiration and Ideas

Peruvian-Style Beer Can Chicken
Rating: Unrated
"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
Rating: Unrated
This spicy sauce is just the thing to serve with your chicken.

Triple Dipped Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.42 stars

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.