Beer Can Chicken

Well, I can’t take credit for making this dish.  I came home from work the other day to find the husband firing up the grill and making dinner.  Yippee I love when that happens!  The husband was making a Beer Can Chicken.  If you have never tasted this type of chicken then you are missing out.  The chicken is so tender and juicy.

Beer Can Chicken

1 whole chicken
1 Can Beer or Sprite
Sweet Baby Rays Barbecue Sauce
Seasoning: Salt, Pepper, Montreal Chicken, garlic powder

You need to have the metal contraption to hold the chicken and the can.  They are sold in many stores.

Baste your chicken in your favorite spices.  We also used some barbecue sauce to help keep the chicken moist. Place chicken on top of the open can.  Place on grill with medium flame and cook for about 45-60 minutes until chicken is well cooked.  Check often to make sure you are not getting all the heat in the same spot. When done remove from heat.

If you are worried about using beer you can use sprite.  Your basically just steaming the beer out to help keep the chicken moist.


  1. Yummm! You’re lucky, my husband’s idea of cooking dinner is hitting a drive thru somewhere!

  2. Beer chicken is the best! Thanks for posting on Tried and True recipes:

  3. This sounds so good. I’d love it if you would bring this over to my Saturday Spotlight party to share. Hope to see you there!

    Angels Homestead