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Smoked Beer Can Chicken
Smoked Beer Can Chicken

1           ea           3-4 lb Whole chickens

3           Tbsp       Olive oil
1           C            Spice Union Grilln’ & Roastn’ Spice Blend
1           ea           12 oz Cans of beer


  1. Preheat your smoker to 325°F- setting up for indirect cooking.

  2. Drink 2/3 of the beer.  Yes, we endorse beer drinking whenever smoke is rolling.

  3. Coat the entire chicken with olive oil- coating all surfaces.

  4. Generously season both the inside and outside of the chicken with Spice Union Grilln’ & Roastn’ Spice Blend.

  5. Slide the beer can into the cavity of the chicken.

  6. Using the beer can as ‘stand’, place the chicken standing up in the smoker.

  7. Smoke the chicken until the thighs reach an internal temperature of 165°F (about 60-75 minutes).

  8. Once the chickens have finished cooking, let them rest for 5 minutes before cutting.

We suggest using any of the spices listed below when making this recipe. Click the package to learn more about the spice.
Grilln' & Roastn' Spice Blend
Barbeque Spice Rub
Blackening Spice Blend
Ultimate Seasoning Blend
French Chef's Blend
Sweet & Smoky Spice Rub
Hot Java Coffee Chipotle Rub
Smokin' Chic Rub
Chesapeake Bay Spice Blend
Honey Habanero Rub
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