Mango Beer Can Chicken

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  • 1 (12 ounce) can pale lager beer
  • 1/2 cup mango flavored sauce and marinade
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 (4 pound) roaster chicken


  1. Heat grill.
  2. Remove top of beer can, reserving 1/4 cup beer.
  3. In bowl, combine reserved beer, mango sauce, cilantro and pepper flakes.
  4. Season chicken cavity with salt and pepper, if desired.
  5. Set chicken upright over beer can.
  6. Place chicken on grill rack set over an 8-inch baking pan.
  7. Brush chicken with mango-beer mixture.
  8. Place chicken on grill; close cover. Grill 1 hour 30 minutes or until a thermometer registers 180 degrees F, basting often with marinade.
  9. Let sit 5 minutes, then remove beer can from chicken.
  10. Slice and serve.

Serves 4