Beer Can Chicken

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Beer Can Chicken is a 3 ingredient dish that takes summer fun to the next level! Pour yourself a glass of beer and get cooking.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken about 3-4 lbs
  • 1 can beer
  • 3 tablespoons chicken seasoning

Instructions

  • Remove and discard any giblets inside the chicken.
  • Open the beer and empty half of the can (into a glass for the chef is fine). ;)
  • Combine the spice rub and massage over the chicken. Place the chicken over the beer can, legs down and place in a 9" cast iron skillet.
To Grill
  • Preheat grill to medium heat, about 375°F.
  • Place the cast iron skillet with the beer can and chicken directly the grill. Close the lid and allow to cook until tender and the chicken reaches 165°F in the breast and 180°F in the thigh. (Approximately 50-60 minutes).
  • Carefully remove from the grill, discard beer can and rest 10 minutes, tented with foil, before carving.
To Bake
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place the cast iron skillet with the beer can chicken in the oven. Allow to cook until tender and the chicken reaches 165°F in the breast and 180°F in the thigh. (Approximately 45-60 minutes).
  • Carefully remove from the oven, discard beer can and rest 10 minutes, tented with foil, before carving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 305, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 95mg, Sodium: 92mg, Potassium: 270mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 230IU, Vitamin C: 2.3mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 1.9mg