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Roasted Beer Can Chicken

Roasted Beer Can Chicken

By Traeger Kitchen

Brew up some major flavor. All it takes is our Chicken Rub, a can of beer, and some Traeger mesquite heat for moist & tender poultry perfection.

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours




Number of people serving


Units of measurement:
5 Pound whole chicken
As Needed Traeger Chicken Rub
1 Can beer


  • 1

    Tuck the wing tips back and truss the chicken legs together. Season chicken generously with Traeger Chicken Rub, including the cavity.

    • 5 Pound whole chicken

    • As Needed Traeger Chicken Rub

  • 2

    Open the can of beer and set the chicken on top of the beer. Make sure all but the bottom 1-1/2” of the beer can is in the cavity of the chicken.

    • 1 Can beer

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 350℉ (175 C) and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 4

    Place chicken on a sheet tray and place directly on the grill grate. Cook for 60-75 minutes or until the internal temperature registers 165℉ (75 C) in the thickest part of the breast.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    165 ˚F / 74 ˚C

  • 5

    Remove from the grill and let rest 5-10 minutes before carving. Serve. Enjoy!

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