Beer Can Chicken

By April 22, 2020 April 30th, 2020 Recipes

Beer Can Chicken

Time 2.5 Hours
Serves 4


  • 4 ½ lbs whole chicken
  • 1 can can beer
  • 1 tablespoon Trinidad Scorpion
  • 1 heaped teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


In a bowl mix together the Trinidad Scorpion, salt, oil, sugar and garlic powder.

Coat the chicken with mixture, rubbing it into all the crevices – you want to fully coat the chicken.

Leave to marinate for at least a few hours, or overnight in a fridge.

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/ 200°C/400°F (the chicken can also be cooked on a grill with a lid).

Empty half the can of beer (you can drink the excess) and sit the chicken on the can so that it goes into its cavity.

Place the chicken upright onto a baking tray and roast in the oven. Cook for 1 hour 45 minutes or until the juices from the inner thigh of the chicken runs clear (use a skewer to test this).

Once cooked carefully take the chicken out of the oven and leave to rest for about 15 to 30 minutes before separating it from the can, as it will be super hot.

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