Thursday, June 4, 2015

Beer Can Chicken

I  have heard of Beer Can Chicken but I never made it.   After making this recipe, I do not know why it took me so long to make it.  This recipe is very easy to make and the chicken is indescribably delicious.  Moist, tender, flavorful, meat falling off the bone, this chicken is how a chicken should taste. 

The first step is to heat up the grill.  I cooked my chicken on a gas grill.  You only lite one side of the grill.  Once the grill is heating, it is time to season the chicken.  The recipe I used seasoned the chicken with some olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, and fresh thyme. First you rub olive oil over the chicken and then rub in the spice mixture.  Next, you get the beer can ready to go.

You only use half a can of beer.  I  lightly sprayed my can so it would not stick to the chicken.  I placed the beer can on a baking sheet and slipped the chicken over the can.  I transferred the chicken to the grill and cooked for about  1 1/2 hours.   Like the recipe said leave the chicken for about 1 hour before checking on it.  Your chicken is done when it registers 160 - 165 degrees F.  I slid a large grilling spatula under the chicken and used tongs to place it on my baking sheet.

Remove the chicken from the beer can, carve and serve.

You can find this recipe from Simply Recipes here.


  1. I always want to try the beer can chicken. Now yours came out so perfect that I have no excuse any more.

  2. i love i Geraldine! My mom used to do the same!