Smoked Beer Can Chicken

Smoked Beer Can Chicken

Chicken and beer are a natural pairing. This BBQ beer can chicken recipe is easy to make and impressive to serve. It will be the most satisfying bird you've ever had, with tender, flavorful meat inside and crispy, smoky flavored skin on the outside.
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes


  • Z Grills Pellet Smoker
  • Z Grills Competition Blend Pellets


  • whole chicken
  • tbsp  olive oil
  • tbsp  salt
  • tsp  thyme
  • tsp  dill
  • 2 tsp  garlic powder
  • can  beer


  • Preheat your smoker to 350°F. Wash and take everything out of the cavity of the chicken. Blot dry with a paper towel.
  • Spray or rub olive oil on the outside of the chicken. In a bowl, mix all other ingredients together (except beer).
  • Rub this mixture on the outside of your chicken.
  • Fill the chicken stand with beer (it takes about 3/4 of a beer can).
  • Place chicken on top of the chicken stand. Once your smoker reaches 350°F, place it in the center, ensuring it is flat and won’t tip over (you can lean the chicken against the upper rack).
  • Allow the chicken to cook for 2 hours or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches at least 165°F.
  • Remove from the grill and the stand and rest 5-10 minutes before carving. Serve. Enjoy!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Smoked

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