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McCormick's Beer Can Chicken

McCormick's Beer Can Chicken

"This beautifully browned chicken looks like it just came off the rotisserie. A perfectly seasoned, moist, tender chicken awaits you and your family."
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1 h 2 m servings 329 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 31.1 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 1022 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat gas grill to medium heat (325 degrees F - 350 degrees F)*. Remove giblets from chicken cavity. Rinse chicken inside and out and pat dry. Rub surface of chicken with oil. Rub cavity with 1 tablespoon seasoning. Sprinkle remaining seasoning evenly over surface of chicken.
  2. Remove about 2 ounces beer and poke 2 holes in top of can. Hold chicken upright (legs pointing down) and insert opened beer can into cavity. Stand chicken in upright position in center of grill. Position legs to best support chicken; (similar to a tripod). Close lid.
  3. Grill chicken 55 minutes or until internal temperature of breast reaches 170 degrees F. and thigh is 180 degrees F. Remove chicken from can before serving.


  • *For charcoal grill, use indirect medium heat.

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  1. 22 Ratings

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I've been making beer can chicken for years. I cook it in the oven more often than the grill. I also don't use beer. I use an empty beer can and fill it with water. I used beer the first time an...

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I made this in the oven. The bird was so beautiful when it was done cooking. As for juicy...NOT. I prefer my usually method of cooking using the baking bags. I will say that the seasoning wa...

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I've been making beer can chicken for years. I cook it in the oven more often than the grill. I also don't use beer. I use an empty beer can and fill it with water. I used beer the first time an...

I made this in the oven instead. I cooked it at 350 degrees (bottom rack) for 90 minutes. I also added some spices inside the beer can as well. Great recipe!!!

I have wanted to make this ever since Matthew McCaughnehey was talking about it on The Rosie O'Donnell show about 8 years ago. She loved the way he said "Beer Butt Chicken" and so did I!! I sp...

I think it is pretty much impossible to screw up beer can chicken. This was great though. The spice added a great extra flavor to the chicken. My brother taught me to stuff a potato, onion or...

As usual, McCormick's Grill Mates has provided a product that is simply great. I find that the Grill Mates line is a staple for outdoor grills. I love their products and always look forward to t...

We made this lastnight, and my husband devoured it... It will be added to the list of "make agains!"

This was right on. We have the beer can skewer and used it with this as well. Costs like a buck so well worth it! Used Bud Light :>. Unfortunately did not have the McCormicks on hand so used an...

I make this using the McCormicks rottiserie chicken spice in a jar located in the spice isle. I also put half a lemon in the neck cavity to trap the vapors.

This chicken turned out so nice and moist! My boyfriend got a beer can chicken stand for Christmas that stabilizes the bird. We baked it in the oven at 350 since it's 20 degrees outside, but can...