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Smoked beer can chicken

Smoked Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Smoked beer can chicken is a smoked version of chicken paired with beer. This juicy chicken is loaded with the flavors of beer and the seasoning mixture rubbed all over it.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 910 kcal


  • Large Bowl
  • Knife
  • spoon


  • 5 pounds Chicken
  • 1/2 can Beer
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (minced)

Barbecue Rub

  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Oregano

Beer Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 3/4 cup Beer
  • 2/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)


  • Take a large bowl and add brown sugar, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper to it. Now, add oregano to the bowl and mix them well.
  • Rub this mixture all over the chicken and insert the beer can in the cavity of the chicken. Place it in the smoker and cook for about 1hour.
  • In a bowl, mix ketchup, beer, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Add this mixture to the skillet. Heat this mixture until it starts boiling. Boil this for at least 10 minutes.
  • Brush this sauce over the chicken and cook for around 30 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 F.


Calories: 910kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 53gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 204mgSodium: 1961mgPotassium: 1219mgFiber: 1gSugar: 62gVitamin A: 1088IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 5mg
Keyword American cuisine, Smoked beer can recipe
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