Beer Can Chicken


Whole chicken (2-3 pounds)

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp dried sage

1 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp pepper

2 cloves garlic, smashed

12 oz can of beer

1/2 pound of bacon


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees

Wash chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels

Mix dry ingredients in bowl and rub 1/2 ingredients on inside cavity of chicken

Gently peel skin back from chicken and rub 1/2 mixture into meat of chicken

Open beer and pour out about 1/2 cup 

Drop garlic cloves into can 

Place chicken, open end down, over beer can to insert beer into open chicken cavity

Place chicken, standing up, in large saute pan

Place 1/3 bacon in top cavity of the chicken and drape remaining 2/3 bacon on outside

Pierce bacon to the chicken with toothpicks

Place chicken in oven for 10 minutes and then lower the temperature to 325 degrees

Cook for an additional hour