Beer can chicken – Webber recipe

I’m not a Webber master, because I’m too curious and doubtful and always want to have a peak at the meat. I sometimes don’t believe that the fridge light goes off when I close the door… joke.

There is some great Webber braaiers out there and this beer can chicken recipe is so easy and it is really great.

This Webber chicken recipe not only helps to keep the meat nice and moist when cooking it on the braai, but the beer (or juice), herbs as well as the smoky flavour that you only get from a “weber roast” make for a unique and very tasty roast chicken.

BBQ Beer Can Recipe  


2 kg / 4-5 lb whole chicken
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 can of beer (can also use juice in tin can)

For The Rub
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried garlic, you can use crushed garlic
1 tsp granulated onion
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Indirect Cooking Method

To cook this beer chicken recipe or most roasts in a kettle barbecue, you will use the “indirect cooking method” and to do this you pace two heaps of charcoal on opposite sides of the bottom grill, with a gap in-between.

Prepare The Chicken

  1. Combine the rub ingredients in a bowl
  2. Rinse the chicken inside and out under water and remove and discard the neck, giblets, and any excess fat. Pat dry the chicken with a paper towel.
  3. Lightly brush or spray all over with the vegetable oil and season, inside and out, with the rub.
  4. Open the beer can and drink half of the beer then place the half-full can on a flat surface and slide the chicken over the top so the can fits inside the cavity.

Cooking the Chicken

Keeping the can upright, balance the chicken on its two legs on the grill of your barbecue.

There are some accessories which are especially designed for canned Webber chicken.

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