Baked Beer Can Chicken

Baked Beer Can Chicken

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"This chicken always turns out juicy and tender with robust flavor. Are you tired of the same old boring chicken? Try this one! It is so easy to prepare and cook. There are other versions that can be cooked on the grill but we prefer ours in the oven. It's a dinner our whole family loves."

Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 564 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 564 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 26 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 20g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 49.3 g
  • 99%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 145 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 3276 mg
  • 131%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix the garlic powder, seasoned salt, onion powder, dried oregano, salt, and ground black pepper in a small bowl; set aside. Pour 1/3 of one can of beer into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place the open beer can in the center of the baking dish.
  3. Rinse chicken under cold running water. Discard giblets and neck from chicken; drain and pat dry. Fit whole chicken over the open beer can with the legs on the bottom. With the breast of the chicken facing you, use a paring knife to cut a small slit on each side and press the tip of each wing into the slit to encourage even cooking.
  4. Rub the prepared seasoning mixture to taste over the entire chicken. Pat the sliced green onions around the whole chicken evenly. Some will fall into the beer, that's fine. Press the halved green onions into the top cavity of the chicken. Open the remaining beer and pour 1/2 of it into the pan under then chicken. Reserve the remaining beer.
  5. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven. After 45 minutes, pour remaining beer into the pan under the chicken. Continue baking until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 30 additional minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove the chicken from the oven and discard the beer can. Cover the chicken with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • You can add to the seasonings or change the amounts to your liking. Just make sure to cover the entire chicken. These are the seasonings my family likes best.
  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the beer and spice rub ingredients. The actual amount of these ingredients consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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The blend of seasoning was very good. However, the salt content is extremely high and was overpowering if you ate the skin of the chicken (and I only used half of the seasoning mixture) and I h...

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The chicken was great - we loved the seasonings, however, this recipe took us far longer to cook in the oven. I followed the instructions and we probably ending up cooking twice if not three ti...

The chicken was great - we loved the seasonings, however, this recipe took us far longer to cook in the oven. I followed the instructions and we probably ending up cooking twice if not three ti...

The blend of seasoning was very good. However, the salt content is extremely high and was overpowering if you ate the skin of the chicken (and I only used half of the seasoning mixture) and I h...

I have been making this for a long time now, the whole family loves it! I made it with the seasonings in the recipe and yes it was alil salty but still good. The next time i made this i used sea...

Gread Recipe, but I changed it a little. I drank the beer, rinsed the can, and used wine in the can instead. Worked out great !!!

i made this last night for my parents it was a hit needless to say there was nothing left on the bone and every one ranted on how good it was it was the most tenderest and juicy chicken we have ...

Very good; using green onions to plug the top and covering with foil at the end made a big difference over more simple beer can chicken techniques. I left out the seasoned salt and salt because...

Try with Bud Lime beer for a unique taste.

This is a good recipe... I mixed it up a little. I put rosemary in the beer and a couple sprigs under the chicken skin. I rubbed the chix with olive oil and then the seasoning. I stuffed the ...

Firstly, I would like to say I fully-appreciate the style of this as I generally have just always cooked/grilled from outright-scratch-freestyle. I agree with the other folks who had to bake l...