Beer can chicken

Beer can chicken, juicy chicken on the grill with minimal preparation.
Rub a whole chicken with rub and insert the top of the beer can into the chicken.
Here it is important to use a grilling method called indirect grilling.
See Weber’s website for tips on grilling methods

Here is the recipe for rub I use:

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Beer can chicken

Yann A. Skaalen
The chicken becomes juicy from the beer that boils up in the meat.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 1032 kcal


  • 1 chicken
  • rub
  • 1 beer can 330 ml


  • put hickory tiles in a bowl with ¼ of the beer, this so they do not start to burn when you put them in to the grill
  • Remove any feathers from the chicken
  • Rub the chicken in with rub
  • Put a tablespoon of rub in the beer can, do this over the sink as the beer can "effervesce" over
  • put the chicken on the beer can and turn the wings at the back of the chicken (see picture)
  • grill on indirect heat for about 1 hour and 20 min
  • the chicken is ready when the meat at the bone holds 82 °


Serving: 200gCalories: 1032kcalProtein: 89gFat: 72gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gMonounsaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 360mgSodium: 336mgPotassium: 907mgVitamin A: 672IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 4mg
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