Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken Recipe
Photo: John Montana; Styling: Lynn Miller
Serves 8

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2 whole chickens (about 4 lb. each)
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper
2 12-oz. cans beer


Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Rinse chickens inside and out; pat dry thoroughly.

2. Mix paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper. Rub chickens (inside and outside) with spice mixture.

3. Pour about 2 oz. beer out of each can. Set cans upright in a roasting pan large enough to hold both chickens without touching. Set chickens so that cans fit inside cavities, legs facing down. Roast chickens until juices run clear, about 1 hour 15 minutes, basting after 30 minutes.

4. Carefully remove chickens from beer cans and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Carve into portions and serve.

Created date

June 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 298
Fat 20 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 129 mg
Sodium 566 mg