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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 127.6
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 66.9 mg
  • Sodium: 66.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 21.6 g

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Beer Can Chicken

Submitted by: ANNETTEMOM
Beer Can Chicken

Introduction

This is the easiest and best way to grill a chicken! The meat is incredibly tender and moist with no added fat! This is the easiest and best way to grill a chicken! The meat is incredibly tender and moist with no added fat!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 whole chicken
    Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Seasoning
    1/2 can light beer (You can also use root beer or lemon-lime soda, but beer tastes best!)
    Non-stick cooking spray

Directions

Remove any giblets from the chicken.
Open the beer and pour half of it out. Sprinkle Mrs. Dash inside the cavity of the chicken. Rub the seasoning all over the outside as well.
Line a baking sheet with foil, then set the beer can in the middle. Place the chicken on top of the can so it stands up.
Grill on low for 2-3 hours (or bake at 300 degrees F), until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
Rotate the chicken halfway through cooking.
Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes, then carve the wings, legs and breasts off the can. It should be very easy, as it should almost fall off the bone. Peel the skin off and enjoy!






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is so delicious!!! The chicken is so succulent. Annettemom has included a great picture!!! I found a shiny steel beer can holder at Walmart that helps to keep the chicken in an upright position. We did it on the grill but I'd like to try it in the oven, too!!!! - 5/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We used a southwest blend seasoning and put some chopped onion and garlic in the beer can. YUM!!!!!!!!!!! The chicken fell off the bone and was so moist. It's just as easy to do 2 chickens vs 1 and then there are leftovers to freeze for future meals. - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The chicken was wonderful. Very flavourful and moist. We used a vegetable seasoning and cola. - 7/15/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is so good and easy. Mine took less time to cook but was moist and tender. This makes the best leftovers for stir fry, salad, or sandwiches. - 6/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    just made it today and the chicken is so tasty, I will certainly make this again and experiment with different seasoning. I also placed carrots and shallots in the bottom of the tray and they tasted fantastic as well. - 2/3/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing! You can change up the spices and the kind of beer and it tastes completely different. So moist and yummy! - 5/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I crush a bunch of garlic, however much you like, under the skin. Put some herbs and spices in the can with water,at 300 untill its done. - 5/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i love this recipe i use a can of cola instead of beer every once in a while for a sweeter taste. - 8/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I usually bake my chicken, but wanted something different. This with the southwest seasoning appeals to me too. Will cook it tonite ! - 7/8/09

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  • This was a hit with the whole family, even my picky eater. Make it in the oven and used spices I had on hand and did use beer. The meat is so moist and flavorful. - 10/22/14

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  • can you do this in the oven? - 9/18/14

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  • We've done this multiple times with Goya juice. - 7/9/14

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  • I wonder if this can be done with a turkey (not a large one). - 11/15/13

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  • My family has been cooking chicken like this for years! It's delicious! - 11/15/13

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  • Wonderful recipe. Works great with Cornish Game hen as well. - 3/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I AM GOING TO FIX FOR DINNER TONIGHT SOUNDS WONDERFUL. I AM GOING TO MAKE A RUB FOR INSIDE AND OUT. THANKS FOR SHARING - 9/16/09

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