Nothing says let’s hang out by the grill like BBQ Beer Can Chicken. Let’s be honest, that squatty little chicken is fun, awesome, and crazy delicious!
BBQ Beer Can Chicken
We are so lucky to live in a climate that we can really sit by the grill or smoker for most of the year. This BBQ Beer Can Chicken is on of the easiest and most delicious ways we like to have dinner on the weekend.
My husband and I really enjoy working on projects outside, either in the garage or out in the driveway. Refinishing furniture and building shelves for a kitchen remodel are our current weekend projects. This Beer Can Chicken recipe is one we love because it only takes a few minutes to get ready and pretty much takes care of itself. And when we are working outside, it is fun to take a peek and see how these little soldiers are doing.
BBQ Beer Can Chicken Recipe for Weekend Cooking
Everyone has a recipe for Beer Can Chicken. Fundamentally, you just shove a can in the nether regions of the chicken and stick it on the grill. But what makes this chicken recipe special is the spice rub and the doohicky we use to hold the chicken.
You guys know by now that I love a good kitchen gadget. But this upright rack not only holds the can (you can also use it without the can and just roast the chicken upright) but it holds the chicken in place in a stable way… depending on the size of your chicken, sometimes balancing on a beer can is not as easy as it looks.
But the magic really happens because of the BBQ Spice Rub. A little spicy kick paired with your favorite barbecue sauce makes this BBQ Beer Can Chicken AWESOME!
Not a beer drinker? Never fear, use apple juice as a substitute. It is really about the sugars. You can use the rack to hold the chicken and just inject the apple juice into the meat before grilling.
Barbecue Beer Can Chicken Spice Mix is no joke!
If you think you have seen this spice mix before… It is because you have. These Chipotle Red Potatoes are one of the most popular recipes on this site. And I have a dear friend who calls the spice mix “Magical Chipotle Dust.”
It is so good. You will want to mix it up in huge batches and sprinkle it on everything. Seriously. It is magical.
Sprinkle some on your potatoes. Sprinkle some on the chicken. Sprinkle some on your eggs… Just don’t run out.