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The Best Beer Can Chicken

The Best Beer Can Chicken Recipe

If you want amazing flavorful chicken, this is the best recipe you can get!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • Smoker


  • 1 Full sized Chicken
  • Pork and Poultry Traeger Rub
  • 1 12 oz can Beer of you choice
  • 1 Lime
  • Signature Traeger Wood


  • Preheat smoker to 350°
  • Pour Pork and Poultry Traeger Rub all over the chicken and make sure to get it in between legs and wings and even some in the cavity.
  • Slice lime in half and stick lime as far as you can up cavity.
  • One the smoker is preheated, open the beer can and stick the chicken straight up and put it on top of the open beer can. If you have a chicken throne like I do, pour the 12 ounces of beer into the chicken thrown and the other lime into the chicken throne and put the chicken on top.
    Chicken Throne
  • Let the chicken smoke for 60-75 minutes. Make sure the internal temperature has reached 165°. We don't want anyone getting food poisoning!
  • Once 165° has been achieved. Pull the chicken out and let it rest for 5 minutes. Once rested, ENJOY
Keyword beer can chicken, smoked chicken, whole chicken