Oven Roasted Beer Can Chicken
Oven Roasted Beer Can Chicken
Beer can chicken! The most tender and juicy chicken hot out of the oven! Don't put it off any longer. Your family will ask for this chicken again and again!
Oven Roasted Beer Can Chicken
Oven Roasted Beer Can Chicken
Beer can chicken! The most tender and juicy chicken hot out of the oven! Don't put it off any longer. Your family will ask for this chicken again and again!
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
2 hours30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
2 hours30 minutes
Ingredients
For the Dry Rub
  • 1tablespoon chile ancho powder
  • 1tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chile limon powder
  • 1/2tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2teaspoon chile de arbol powder or cayenne pepper
You Will Also Need
  • 7-8pound roaster chicken
  • 1/4cup olive oil
  • 12ounce can of light beer
  • 1 onionchopped
  • 2 cloves of garlicsliced
  • 2 jalapeño pepperssliced
  • 2 lemonssliced
  • metal rack for beer can chickenoptional
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine all of the spices for the dry rub. Set aside.
  2. Clean out the chicken and rinse in cold water. Pat dry and let it come to room temperature for 1 hour.
  3. Add half of the beer to the cast-iron skillet. Also add the onions, jalapeños, garlic and half of the sliced lemons. Season with salt and pepper. Place the beer can with remaining beer in center of rack. Into the beer can, add in about a teaspoon of dry rub.
  4. Rub the chicken all over with olive oil. Rub the dry rub all over the skin, adding some to the inside of chicken as well. Carefully place the chicken onto beer can and push down so it's secure and centered.
  5. Tent the top of chicken with foil paper for the first hour of roasting. Remove the foil and continue roasting for 1 hour to 1½ hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF in the leg or thigh area. Let chicken rest for 20 minutes before slicing. It will be hot! Strain out the solids from the drippings in the pan. Ladle some of the sauce over chicken before serving. Garnish with lemon slices.
Recipe Notes

This beer can chicken recipe can be prepared without a rack. Just make sure that the chicken fits securely over the beer can and that it sits firmly in the pan. A cast-iron pan works best!