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Juicy Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Three ingredients is all you need for the juiciest beer can chicken recipe. This summer grilling favorite can be on your table in an hour.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beer Can Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 4-5 lb whole chicken
  • 1 can beer
  • 3 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue rub


  • Clean the chicken and remove the neck and giblets from the inside of the bird. Drink half the can of beer, or pour half into a separate glass for later, and prop the bird cavity over the beer can. Add a tablespoon of water to the rub and mix it into a paste that can be brushed over the bird with a pastry brush.