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Beer Can Grilled Chicken 24 July, 2018 | Main Dishes

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  • 1 whole fryer chicken, around 4-5 lbs, cleaned and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tbsp ground black pepper


Heat grill to medium heat (325-350 degrees).
Rub whole chicken liberally with olive oil.
In a small bowl mix together garlic powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, smoked paprika, sea salt and ground pepper.
Rub seasoning into chicken until well coated.
Place body cavity of chicken over beer can, and transfer to grill.
Grill chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 (thigh) and 180 (breast). This is a low and slow process—approximately 1 ½ hours.
Let chicken rest before carving and serving.

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