I’m pretty sure we will never put the grill away this year because of this glorious recipe. I am picturing us preparing this chicken in the upcoming rain and snow. It is just that good! I know beer can chicken is a popular recipe, but I had no idea how delicious it was until we began making it. We’ve probably made it ten times this summer, which is a ton for someone who refuses to repeat recipes often! It has also given me the opportunity to refine it and make it exactly how I like it. Even though Summer is coming to an end, do yourself a favor and give this a try!
-1 Whole Chicken
-1/2 Can of Beer
-3-4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
-1-1.5 Tablespoons Chicken Seasonings of your choice (one of our favorites here)*
*Feel free to get creative with the seasonings but don’t over season it. The chicken tastes so juicy and flavorful on its own with a flavorful crispy skin. My suggestion is a simple blend or even just salt, pepper, onion/garlic powder, lemon, and thyme.
Preheat grill to medium indirect heat. Remove giblets from chicken. Rub the skin and under the skin with olive oil. Sprinkle seasonings on top of the skin and under the skin, wherever possible. Save 1/2 of the seasonings for the “can” of beer. (I used a chicken stand, which you can find at any cooking supply store. It’s well worth purchasing!) Pour the beer into the stand and add seasonings. Place the chicken over the opening of the stand/can. Put on the grill and cook for approximately 45 minutes to one hour, or until temperature reads that it is done.