Traeger Kitchen

Roasted Beer Can Chicken

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours




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.


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Units of Measurement:


  • 1 Whole (3-5 lb) chicken

  • Traeger Chicken Rub

  • 1 Can beer


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  • 1

    Season chicken generously with Traeger Chicken Rub, including inside the cavity.


    • 1 Whole (3-5 lb) chicken

    • As Needed Traeger Chicken Rub

  • 2

    Tuck the wing tips back.
  • 3

    When ready to cook, set Traeger to 350℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill350 ˚F

  • 4

    Open the can of beer and set the chicken on top of the beer. Make sure all but the bottom 1-1/2 inch of the beer can is in the cavity of the chicken. Tip: you can also place the beer can directly on the grill grates, then place the chicken on top.


    • 1 Can beer

  • 5

    Place the entire chicken and beer can directly on the grill grate. Cook for 60 to 75 minutes, or until the internal temperature registers 165℉ in the thickest part of the breast.

    Grill350 ˚F

    Probe165 ˚F

  • 6

    Remove from the grill and onto a sheet tray and let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Before carving, lay the bird on its back and remove the beer can. Carve and enjoy!

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