Beer Can Chicken Recipes That'll Make This Method Your Favorite

Don't just drink your beer! Use it to make your next chicken the juiciest one yet.

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Beer Can Chicken with Cola Barbecue Sauce

This chicken is flavored from start to finish. A basic rub, made with sweet paprika, brown sugar, lots of pepper and more spices, comes into play first and a smoky cola-based BBQ sauce seals the deal.

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Beer-Brined Beer Can Chicken

The beer can serves an important purpose, letting you cook the chicken in an upright position so the skin gets crisp all over, similar to a rotisserie chicken — but it doesn’t provide a ton of flavor. For real beer flavor, beer-brine the bird before grilling and fill the drip pan with beer too.

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Beer Can Chicken

Bobby spoons his 16 Spice Rub for Chicken into the beer can and rubs it onto the chicken, guaranteeing tons of flavor from the inside out.

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Big Bud's Beer Can Chicken

A dry rub, a beer can and some time in the oven make Guy's chicken nice and crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. A half-pound of bacon doesn't hurt either.

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Beer Can Chicken

Use your favorite dry rub to flavor the outisde of the chicken, then place it right on top of the beer can. The beer will steam inside the bird and make the meat extremely moist, no fancy tools required!

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Oven Beer Can Chicken

What really sets Trisha's beer can chicken apart from the rest is what she does at the end: Follow her lead and turn the pan drippings into a creamy, mouthwatering sauce.

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Beer Can Chicken

Keep it simple: All you need is a roaster chicken, salt and pepper, and a can of beer for this delicious dish. The grill does all the work.

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Beer Can Grilled Chicken

The key to this golden-brown bird is a bold dry rub featuring smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, dried herbs and cumin.

Get the Recipe: Pat's Beer Can Grilled Chicken

Spice-Rubbed Beer Can Chicken

Fans call this 5-star recipe "a huge hit." Garlic powder, cumin, coriander, paprika and a hint of cayenne help give it unmatched flavor your whole family will love.

Get the Recipe: Spice Rubbed Beer Can Chicken