Beer Can Chicken Recipe – Cheap and Easy Dinner Idea
Beer Can Chicken , is a super easy and inexpensive meal. It’s a great recipe that can be cooked in the oven, on the grill or in the smoker. This beer can chicken recipe would taste great with some potatoes, rice or veggies to make a complete meal. The chicken comes out so tender and juicy. And since you are using the beer to keep moisture inside the chicken. The chicken is not dry at all. So much better than those rotisserie chickens that sit under the heat lamps all day at the grocery stores.
Cost and Preparation
We purchased the whole chickens in the meat department at our local grocery store for about $5 each. If you added 2 packets of dried potato mix and 2 packets of gravy it’s less than $10 for a meal that will feed a family of 4! The prep time to make this beer can chicken recipe is practically nothing at 5-10 min. Cook it for 60 minutes and bam you’re done. Side note: I made a rub for my chicken, which you can find here. Or you can use a store pre-made rub such as a poultry seasoning, Mrs. Dash is a favorite or grill mates has a good chicken seasoning as well. If you don’t like any of those options you can add whatever seasonings or spices you want to your chicken. The possibilities are endless.
I cooked this recipe in my Traeger Smoker/Pellet Grill. If you haven’t used a pellet grill, Wow they are amazing! We love to use our smoker. We use it all the time for many different types of foods. Making this beer can chicken recipe was a first for us. Why we hadn’t tried it sooner, I have no idea. And with only 3 ingredients, how can you possibly go wrong!