Pale Ale Beer Can Chicken Recipe

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Searching for a delicious recipe you CAN dazzle your mates with? Look no further than our Pale Ale Beer Can Chicken. Beer can in a chicken???? Yes, you CAN friends.


Pale Ale Beer Can Chicken


Cloudy Pale Ale


  • Fresh Whole Chicken
  • Cloudy Pale Ale
  • Butter

Lemon Rub mix:

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme – stems removed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper


  1. Prepare grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Pat and dry chicken inside and out.
  4. Under the skin, slice small incisions to slide in slithers of butter.
  5. Season chicken with spice rub all over inside and out.
  6. Crack and pour half of a Cloudy Pale Ale can into a separate glass - drink the glassed beer while cooking, and keep the remaining half in the can.
  7. Fit the whole chicken up right over the can.
  8. Place upright onto the pre-heated grill.
  9. Cook 1 to 1.5 hours.
  10. Rest for 10 minutes. Carve & serve.

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