Beer Can Chicken
  • 1 whole chicken, cleaned
  • 1 can of your favorite beer, we used Heineken
  • olive oil or butter
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  1. Clean the chicken and pat it dry with a paper towel.
  2. Open a can of beer and poor about ½ a cup into a glass. Hold the chicken above the can of beer and slide the chicken over the can.
  3. Place it on a baking sheet or a round pan and brush it with olive oil or melted butter.
  4. Apply the dry rub to chicken and put the remaining dry rub into the beer can to mix with the beer.
  5. Start your smoker and if you can, set your smoker to 350º and preheat, lid closed for about ten minutes.
  6. Place the chicken in the smoker and cook for about 60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165º in the thickest part of the breast.
  7. Remove from the grill and let rest for about ten minutes.
  8. Serve with a sriracha and soy/seasoning dipping sauce.
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: quarter
Recipe by The Peach Kitchen at