BBQ & Grill,  Food,  Meat & Eggs

BBQ “Beer Can” Chicken

This chicken is super moist on the inside with a nice and crisp skin on the outside.  The slow cooking over indirect heat really helps all the flavors sink into the meat so there’s no need for marination time.  

BBQ “Beer Can” Chicken


1 whole chicken, skin on (organic chicken recommended)

In the can:
1/2 can of iced tea
1 tsp rosemary 
1 green chili, chopped

1/2 of a lemon
2-3 tbsp oil 
salt, to taste
1 tsp red pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Empty half the can of iced tea and add rosemary and the green chilies to it.
  2. Cut 1/2 of a lemon and stuff it in the neck to block the steam inside the chicken.
  3. Make a paste with the remaining ingredients and rub over the chicken on the inside and the outside.
  4. Skewer the chicken onto a beer can chicken skewer.
  5. Turn one burner of the BBQ on full heat and cook it over the part without the flame covered for 1.5 hours.
  6. Rotate the chicken a bit every 20 minutes.