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Beer-Can Chicken

Beer-Can Chicken
Beer-Can Chicken

The Beer-Can Chicken (aka Drunken Chicken, aka Beer Butt Chicken) is arguably one of the coolest recipes having done the rounds over the last few years… however it’s also one of the most misleading.

There’s no need to waste beer! Whether you’re using an empty can or a can full of beer, vertical roasting drains fat nicely and you’re guaranteed crispy, tasty skin while ensuring succulent moist meat. So… In this recipe, the secret is to drink the beer and then use the can as a stand. Using a full (or half-full as many recipes suggest) beer is just wasting beer.

(Beerless) Beer-Can Chicken
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The proper way to do a beercan chicken.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 min
Cook Time
75 min
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 min
Cook Time
75 min
(Beerless) Beer-Can Chicken
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
The proper way to do a beercan chicken.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 min
Cook Time
75 min
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 min
Cook Time
75 min
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. MOST NB: Drink Beer!
  2. Rub chicken with oil
  3. Cover with dry spices
  4. Braai on indirect heat for 60-90 minutes (until internal temp is 165°-170°F / ~75°C)
Recipe Notes

There are several way more flavourful recipes for beer-can chicken. In this recipe, I'm merely exploring the method for doing a beer-can chicken (i.e. Drink the beer and use the empty can). The result is a classic roast chicken that "tastes good".

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4 thoughts on “Beer-Can Chicken

  1. Nice, bietjie subtitles vir ons afrikaanse ouens:)

    1. Goeie idee! Sal bietjie kyk daarna.

      1. Ja, en wat van so bietjie Aussie subtitles vir die res van ons? Sukkel so bietjie met jou Joburg accent, swaer!

        1. Hahahaha. Nic, as jy vir my die vertaling na skaap doen, dan add ek hulle 😉

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