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Beer Can Chicken from “Like Mother, Like Daughter” cookbook

BT Montreal | posted Thursday, Jun 13th, 2019

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 whole chicken, washed & dried vegetable oil
  • 12 ounce can beer


  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of onion power
  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder



  1. To prepare the rub, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. For the chicken, preheat grill to medium-high heat. Rub the chicken and its cavity with the vegetable oil. Season the chicken with rub mixture, remembering to season the cavity. Pour out 1⁄4 of the beer and sit the chicken on top of the beer can.
  3. Place the chicken in the centre of the hot grill and cover. Cook the chicken for 1 to 1 1⁄2 hours, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F.
  4. Once cooked, cover loosely with foil and let rest for 10 minutes, remove beer can and carve.
  5. If a less charred chicken is desired, you can remove from grill and finish cooking in a 350°F oven until chicken is cooked through. You can store extra rub mixture in an airtight container for up to 6 months.