Beer Can Chicken On a Smoker

Smoker Beer Can Chicken

Here is the perfect recipe for a juicy and flavorful chicken on the Traeger or your smoker. Make an entire chicken right on the Traeger with a stand and a can of beer or a sprite or Fresca!

Beer can chicken or in our home “sprite chicken” is one of our families family meals! It’s seriously SO delicious!

Here are some of our families other favorite ways to eat chicken:

sheet pan Kung Pao chicken  | chicken mozzarella and prosciutto bundles, | cornflake chicken tenders.

Are you sick of cooking things inside the house? Looking for a new way to use your smoker instead of cooking racks of ribs or pork butts?

This chicken recipe is so so yummy!  They are so good that I love to cook 2 chickens at a time so that I can use the leftovers to use for other recipes or to just eat plain.

This recipe creates the juiciest chicken that is so flavorful!

Here are my favorite chicken stands

Prepping the chicken for the Traeger

If frozen you need to thaw out completely

Thaw it in the fridge 24 hours per every 5 lbs

If fresh then you need to check the chicken to make sure there is nothing inside the chicken

Sometimes they are in a bag in the center of the chicken I just usually throw it out for this recipe.

Trim the excess fat on the chicken if there is any

Rise the chicken inside and out and pat down with a paper towel

How to make beer can chicken

  1. After you have followed the steps above and have the chicken all ready to go
  2. Grab a beer can chicken rub and rub it all over the chicken
  3. Then grab your beer can chicken stand
  4. Open up the can of beer, sprite, or Fresca and place the can open in the stand
  5. Then place the chicken (which has been rubbed down) on top of the can
  6. Set the Traeger to 350 degrees F, close the lid and let it preheat for 15 minutes
  7. Place the chicken stand (with the chicken on it) on a sheet pan and then place it on the Traeger and cook the chicken for 60-70 minuets or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F internally.
  8. Then remove from the grill and let sit for 5 minutes and then slice the chicken and serve

What can I do with the leftovers?

If you have leftover meat carve it off the bones and place in an airtight container. Place the meat in the fridge and use for up to 4 days.

What are my favorite recipes to use leftover chicken

Smoker Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken On a Smoker

Beer Can Chicken On a Smoker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 59 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • Whole chicken, prepped and cleaned
  • Beer can chicken rub
  • Chicken Stand
  • Beer or sprite or Fresca

Instructions

  1. Prep your chicken
  2. Grab a beer can chicken rub and rub it all over the chicken
  3. Then grab your beer can chicken stand
  4. Open up the can of beer, sprite, or Fresca and place the can open in the stand
  5. Then place the chicken (which has been rubbed down) on top of the can
  6. Set the Traeger to 350 degrees F, close the lid and let it preheat for 15 minutes
  7. Place the chicken stand (with the chicken on it) on a sheet pan and then place it on the Traeger and cook the chicken for 60-70 minuets or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F internally.
  8. Then remove from the grill and let sit for 5 minutes and then slice the chicken and serve.

ingredients

Whole chicken, prepped and cleaned

Beer can chicken rub

Chicken Stand

Beer or sprite or Fresca

instructions

  1. Prep your chicken
  2. Grab a beer can chicken rub and rub it all over the chicken
  3. Then grab your beer can chicken stand
  4. Open up the can of beer, sprite, or Fresca and place the can open in the stand
  5. Then place the chicken (which has been rubbed down) on top of the can
  6. Set the Traeger to 350 degrees F, close the lid and let it preheat for 15 minutes
  7. Place the chicken stand (with the chicken on it) on a sheet pan and then place it on the Traeger and cook the chicken for 60-70 minuets or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F internally.
  8. Then remove from the grill and let sit for 5 minutes and then slice the chicken and serve

 

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1 Comment

  1. Tried it out and the chicken was delicious, juicy and nicely roasted. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, it was exactly what I was looking for.

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