Champion Beer Can Chicken on the Grill

Cook Time

75 Mins

Cooking Method

Grilling

Cuisine

American

Difficulty

Easy

Prep Time

10 Mins

Servings

4



Ingredients


3 TBSP Barbecue Sauce

1 CAN BEER, ANY BRAND

2 TBSP Olive Oil

4-6 TBSP Pit Boss Champion Chicken Seasoning

1 Whole Chicken



Cooking Instructions


This “Champion” Beer Can Chicken recipe is the stuff that legends are made of. Our famous Champion Chicken Seasoning is rubbed all over the bird which then cooks on a chicken throne filled with beer and barbecue sauce. The result is a delicious, tender, and moist chicken the whole family will love.


To Prep the Chicken

  1. Remove the chicken from the bag and make sure all the giblets and organs are removed from inside the chicken. Rinse the bird, inside and out, then pat dry.
  2. Pour out half a can of beer until you have half a can remaining. Into the can of beer, or a chicken throne, add the barbecue sauce. Set aside.  
  3. Brush the chicken generously with olive oil and season with Pit Boss Champion Chicken Seasoning. Let the chicken sit for at least 15 minutes with the seasoning on top.
  4. Carefully slide the chicken onto the beer can or chicken throne so that the cavity fits snugly. Tuck the chicken wings behind the chicken’s back. 

Wood Pellet Recommendation

The savory, bacon like aromas from Hickory Hardwood Pellets make them the perfect fuel for this beer can chicken recipe.

Note: This recipe uses Pit Boss Champion Chicken Seasoning.

  1. Preheat your Pit Boss Grill to 350°F.
  2. Grill your chicken upright on the beer can or chicken throne for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until the internal temperature reads 180°F at the thickest part of the chicken (the breasts, legs, and thighs) and the juices run clear.
  3. Remove the chicken from the grill, allow to rest 15 minutes, then serve.  


Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip


For more flavor, let the chicken sit in a wet brine overnight in the refrigerator.



Diet Info


  • Flexible Dieting


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