Beer Can Chicken

I was at the grocery store the other day and whole chickens were on sale.  I am a person who completely plans our menus over what is on sale so I bought two chickens.  I sure wish I had bought more as it turns out they were only about $4 each!  I’ve told you we don’t buy a lot of meat as we get lots of beef via Hubby’s job on the farm…but chicken at this price is a treat to the palette and a treat for my pocket book too.

As I was driving home I started planning what I would make with the chicken….chicken enchilladas….chicken soup with biscuits…chicken taco soup…beer can chicken.  Oh darn.  We don’t have a outdoor grill anymore.  No beer can chicken for me…but wait.  There has to be a recipe to make it in the oven.

Once home I went straight to the computer hoping to find a recipe…and I did.  This is the recipe I used.

People often talk about how hard it is to cook.  This recipe takes the excuse right away.  It was so easy and honestly, anyone can do it….and you don’t need to purchase a little rack to hold the can and the chicken.  It will balance in place.


Following the recipe I put it in the oven…went to sew…came back, did the next step and then went back to sewing.  Easy-Peasy!  In about an hour and a half I had this….

The house smelled AMAZING and even the next morning it still smells good.

This is a PERFECT recipe to serve if having friends over for supper.  It is so easy and delicious.  The aroma is awesome and tantalizing as it cooks.  The cooking time allows for you to prep side dishes. Plus I think it’s about the moistest way to make chicken.

I have left overs today and plans are for me to make some Chicken Tortilla Soup.  Find that recipe here.

Confession time here….I think I’m going back to the store tomorrow and grabbing a couple more whole chickens too…oh my it was good and I want to make another soon!

2 thoughts on “Beer Can Chicken”

  1. Yum! My rule of thumb is to use up meats in 12weeks or less so there is no freezer burn or drying out if in a ziploc bag. For sure go buy more! :-)

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