Beer Can Chicken

Crispy Herb Beer Can Chicken

Difficulty Level: Novice

Courtesy of Green Mountain Grills

This is a wonderful recipe to celebrate National Poultry day with your friends and family. Beer goes hand in hand with BBQ, so this recipe is one of our obvious favorites. The moisture from the evaporating beer really adds a juicy addition to the meat.


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 2 tsp chopped thyme
  • 2 tsp chopped dill
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can beer


Thaw out your chicken until it comes to room temperature.

Preheat grill to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Rub the entire bird with olive oil so the herbs have something to stick to.

Finely chop the herbs and mix them with the salt, garlic pieces, and pepper.

Spread a couple layers of the mixture all over the entire bird until it is evenly covered.

Open your beer can, drink or pour a little bit out, and place it in your beer can chicken rack.

Place the bird face up on top of the can and put it on in your smoker.

Smoke your beer can chicken for approximately 2-2.5 hours at 350 degrees until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165 degrees at the breast.

Rest for at least 20 minutes before cutting and serving.

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