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Grilled Beer Can BBQ Chicken Recipe

Love me some beer can chicken! This recipe is easy to follow and can be made with few ingredients. It slow cooks on your grill and is a perfect spring and summer recipe. The chicken gets crunchy on the outside but is moist and flavorful on the inside thanks to the beer. Don't be intimidated. This beer can chicken is really easy to make!


4 lb. whole chicken

Olive Oil

¾ can beer (light or lager)

Dry Rub:

garlic powder

smoked paprika

chipotle powder



2 tbsp. brown sugar


  1. Grill should be on medium heat.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over whole chicken.
  3. Cover chicken with dry rub.
  4. Place beer can on grill and position chicken standing up directly on the beer can
  5. Cook for approximately 1½ hours or to a temperature of 165 degrees.

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