Beer Can Chicken makes roasting a chicken at home super tasty and super easy! Not only does the can act as a great platform to keep your chicken upright, but the beer within the can also keeps the meat moist and adds wonderful flavor. Want to skip the beer? Try root beer or another soda instead for similar results!
Easy Roasted Beer Can Chicken
Seasoning Rub: 1 teaspoon garlic, 2 teaspoons paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1/4 teaspoon Tarragon, 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard, 1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 whole chicken (about 5-6 pounds)
1 can of beer
Directions: Mix together spices. Clean chicken and remove insides. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Pour out 1/2 of beer and place chicken upright on top of beer can in a roasting pan. Rub chicken with olive oil and spices. Pour a little of the beer in the roasting pan. Roast in the oven at 425 degrees for about an hour and 15 minutes until brown and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Note: I like to baste the chicken several times while it is cooking in the oven.
This type of chicken is my family’s favorite because of the amazingly flavorful and crispy outside skin. The beer really does add a unique flavor and makes for a wonderful “sauce”. Leftovers are perfect the next day for chicken burritos or to serve with a salad.
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.