Beer Can Chicken

If you are looking for a man-friendly meal, look no further than the recipe I am sharing with you today.  Please note that ‘guy food’ doesn’t necessarily have to be heavy, rich, or fried.  An easy trick to keep them coming back for more, while keeping them fit and healthy, is to stick with simple and flavorful ingredients that don’t need a lot of added fats to taste delicious.  When it comes to a choice of ingredients, what ingredient does a guy love more than a can of beer?  This recipe for Beer Can Chicken is so easy that anyone can do it, and I promise it will be a hit with the whole family, not just the man-of-the-house.

Couldn’t Be Easier Beer Can Chicken



1 Whole Chicken


1 Can of Beer (your choice)


Olive or Canola Oil

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder



Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Rinse chicken and pat dry.  Crack the top of a beer can and place it in the center of a large baking dish.  Place the whole chicken on top of the can, rear down.


Spray with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.


Place dish carefully in oven, (you may have to take out the top rack), and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.  The beer will boil inside the can and will steam the chicken from the inside-out.


Broil on high for 2 minutes to add some extra color.



That’s it!  Simply let cool, slice and serve.  I added corn-on-the-cob and sautéed veggies that included zucchini, yellow squash and mushrooms.



If you have extra time, feel free to use the chicken drippings in the pan to make a gravy.  Simply brown a couple tablespoons of flour, then whisk in the drippings, chicken broth, and a little water.  Bring to a boil, simmer on low and then drizzle over the servings of chicken.



Have you ever made beer can chicken?

What is your go-to dish to please those men in your life?

What is your favorite dish to make using beer?

15 thoughts on “Beer Can Chicken

  1. I keep hearing about this, but I’ve never made it. If I try it, I’ll use this recipe and get back to you about how it tastes!

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