How to Grill Beer Can Chicken

Wondering how to grill beer can chicken? You’ve come to the right place! I’m going to show you how to cook beer can chicken on the grill, what temperature your chicken should be when it’s done and even a few tips I’ve learned along the way!

Cook Beer Can Chicken on the Grill. Learn how to grill beer can chicken. Skip the fancy recipe, this is a simple and to the point post to help you grill a beer can chicken!

There’s no fancy recipe here. I’m just here to show you how to cook beer can chicken on the grill, not to overwhelm you with some elaborate recipe that no one wants to make. Here’s how to cook one on your BBQ grill.


Cook beer can chicken on the grill.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken, remove the giblets, pat dry
  • ½ to ¾ can of your favorite beer or beverage
  • Optional: Spices, rub and/or BBQ sauce

You’ll also need:

  • Disposable tin tray, old metal baking pan lined with tin foil or click below to check out the holders with built in trays…
  • Optional: Chicken Stand <- I have one and love it! I really should have got one with a built in tray…


Directions:


  • Preheat grill to 400 degrees using only 1/2 of the burners or set up your charcoal for indirect cooking.
  • Remove the giblets and pat the entire bird dry. Patting the chicken dry will create a nice crispy skin!
  • Take a few swigs of the beer – you only need 1/2 to 3/4 of a can of beer for this. Place the can in the chicken stand or center of the pan you’re using.
  • Straddle the chicken over the beer can and give it a light, but firm press down onto the can. Make adjustments as needed so the bird stands up nicely.
  • Add rub or seasoning if you wish.
  • Place chicken and pan on indirect preheated grill. Do not cook over hot burners or coals.
  • Close grill lid and grill chicken for 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes, rotate 180 degrees 1/2 way through for even cooking. Grilling time will depend on how big your chicken is an how cold it is coming out of the fridge.
  • During the last 15-20 minutes or so, add BBQ sauce if desired.
  • Chicken is done when thigh meat is cooked to 180 degrees F. and the breast meat is 165 degrees F.
  • Remove from grill and rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Tips:

  • Maintain heat between 375 and 450 degrees for best results.
  • Use whatever flavor beer you like. We used Modelo Espeical and Modelo Negra a few times and it’s great! We also like to use apple flavored drinks, which gives the chicken a fun flavor.
  • If you have bottled beer, simply pour the beer into any soda pop or left over beer can and you’re set to go!
  • Use root beer or cherry cola for a non-alcoholic can grilled chicken!
  • You can use this exact same method in your oven, just remember to move the rack down to low-middle before trying to stick the chicken in!

How To Grill Beer Can Chicken

It’s that simple to grill up a chicken using a beer or soda can!

Beer Can Chicken on the Grill.


Check out this chunky apple beer BBQ sauce!


Beer Can Chicken
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Ingredients

1 whole chicken, remove the giblets sack
1 can of your favorite beer or beverage
Optional: Spices, rub and/or BBQ sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to 400 degrees using 1/2 of the burners or setting up your charcoal for indirect cooking.
  • Remove giblets and pat dry for crispy skin.
  • In a lined pan, straddle chicken over 1/2 to 3/4 full can of beer and give it a nice light, but firm press down onto the can. Make any adjustments to the bird stands up nicely.
  • Add rub or seasoning if you wish.
  • Place chicken in lined pan on preheated grill.
  • Close grill lid and cook for 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes, rotate 180 degrees 1/2 way through for even cooking.
  • During the last 15-20 minutes or so, add BBQ sauce if desired.
  • Chicken is done when thigh meat is cooked to 180 degrees F. & breast meat is 165 degrees F.
  • Remove from grill, rest 10 minutes before carving.
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