Beer Can Chicken Recipe | How Long Do You Cook Beer Can Chicken On The Grill?
Have you heard of beer can chicken? Is this the drunken cousin of rotisserie chicken to be served at every bbq and tailgate party across the country? You might be surprised to learn. Despite being cooked with beer, this chicken doesn’t taste like beer at all.
I was apprehensive to try this method of grilling chicken, but I’m so glad I did! It’s just as easy as cooking in the oven once you get the chicken nestled on top of the can.
All joking aside… this method of cooking chicken produces the most juicy, tender, and moist chicken I have ever tasted. The crispy skin on the outside is delicious as well. I’ve got all the answers to help you make the best beer can chicken recipe you’ve ever had!
How Do You Season Beer Can Chicken?
Generously salt the inside of the chicken. Then on the outside of the chicken, cover the skin with salt. Then, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Rub salt and olive oil into the chicken. Then cover chicken with your favorite dry rub or seasonings. My favorite is a combination of McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning & Rufus Teague Meat Rub.
How Long Do You Cook Beer Can Chicken On The Grill?
Heat your grill up on high heat until it reaches 500 degrees. Then shut off all two burners of a five burner grill. Place beer can in the middle of the burners you turned off. Turn remaining burners on low to cook the chicken with indirect heat. Cook your chicken on the grill for 75 minutes or 1 hour and 15 minutes. Always remember to cook chicken until inside meat temperature reaches 165° Fahrenheit. Take care to stabilize the beer can before removing from the chicken. The can and liquid left inside will be extremely hot!
Can You Cook Beer Can Chicken In A Smoker?
Yes, you sure can! Cooking time will be significantly longer. Be sure to plan accordingly. You will also need a pan to catch the tasty drippings while smoking the chicken.