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Beer Can Chicken

The best part about this mouthwatering and tender Beer Can Chicken is how versatile it can be. Whether you’re making it in the oven or cooking it on a grill, this recipe is sure to be a hit. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 whole chicken 5lbs, cleaned and dried
  • 1 12oz beer can
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground paprika


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, oregano, coriander, cumin, and paprika. Stir until thoroughly combined. Set to the side.
  • Pour out ¼ of the beer into a separate glass. Brush the outside of the chicken with the beer from the glass. Generously season the outside of the chicken with the spice mixture. Carefully set the chicken upright on the can of beer. Sit the chicken on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  • Bake the chicken at 350°F for 1 - 1½ hours, or until the chicken reaches 165°. Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes before carving. Serve immediately
Keyword Baked Chicken, Beer, Chicken, Grill, Slowcooker