Recipe courtesy of Eddie Posas

Beer Can Chicken

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 3 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 tablespoons favorite barbecue rub

1 tablespoon paprika

1/4 tablespoon fresh black pepper

1 (12-ounce) can beer

1 whole chicken

1/4 cup favorite barbecue sauce


  1. Preheat a grill to 250 degrees F.
  2. Remove giblets from inside of chicken. Rub chicken with your favorite barbecue rub, paprika, and pepper.
  3. Open beer and dispense 1/4 of can, so the can is 3/4 full. Hold chicken so that the cavity is at the bottom. Place chicken over beer can so that the cavity covers the can.
  4. Stand chicken upright in the center of grill. Cook for 3 hours, until skin is golden brown.
  5. Glaze with favorite barbecue sauce 15 minutes prior to removing from grill.
  6. Remove from grill. Cut and serve.