How to make smoked beer can chicken

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  • Learn how to make smoked beer can chicken with this easy beer can chicken recipe – perfect for cooking on the BBQ and sharing with friends and family.

    The delicious rub is made with onions, garlic and chilli seasoning meaning your chicken will be bursting with flavour.

    This recipe serves 4 people and will take approximately 1hr and 30 mins to cook plus marinating time and resting time. It’s well worth the wait!


    • 1 whole chicken, about 2.5kg
    • 65g sea salt
    • 1 x 425ml can beer, at room temperature

    For the rub:

    • 2tsp onion granules
    • 2tsp garlic granules
    • 1tsp chili con carne seasoning
    • ½tsp freshly ground black pepper