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Beer Can Chicken 2

Beer Can Chicken

This beautifully browned chicken looks like it just came off the rotisserie. A perfectly seasoned, moist and tender chicken awaits you and your family.


  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup McCormick® Grill Mates® Montreal Chicken Seasoning, divided OR McCormick® Grill Mates® Roasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning, divided
  • 1 (12 ounce) can beer


  1. Heat gas grill to medium heat (325 degrees F to 350 degrees F)*.
  2. Remove giblets from chicken cavity. Rinse chicken inside and out; pat dry.
  3. Rub chicken with oil.
  4. Rub cavity with 1 tablespoon of the Chicken Seasoning.
  5. Sprinkle remaining Chicken Seasoning evenly over surface of chicken.
  6. Remove about 2 ounces beer and poke 2 holes in top of can.
  7. Hold chicken upright (legs pointing down) and insert opened beer can into cavity.
  8. Stand chicken in upright position in center of grill. Position legs to best support chicken (similar to a tripod). Close lid.
  9. Grill 55 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  10. Remove chicken from can before serving.

Prep Time: 7 min | Cook Time: 55 min | 8 servings

* For charcoal grill, use indirect medium heat.

Recipe and photo credit: McCormick

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