Beer Can Chicken 9 Steps
Preheat oven to 425°F. Place a small roasting pan on a baking tray to prevent making a total mess of your oven.
Remove any giblets from the chicken if it has any and pat it dry with paper towels.
Open the can of beer and pour about 1/4 of it into the roasting pan or cast-iron skillet and set the can of beer in the center of the roasting pan or skillet
Mix all the rub ingredients together in a bowl.
Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken and rub it all over. Sprinkle over the rub and use your hands to massage all the rub into all the nooks and crannies.
Cut up the two limes and place into the chicken cavity at top and bottom. Place the chicken upright over the beer can. Use the chicken legs to support its body, the legs act as a tripod, preventing the chicken from falling over.
Transfer the roasting pan to the oven. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through. To check to see if it’s done, insert a knife into the thickest part of the thigh, and the juices should run clear. To properly test if the chicken is cooked through, use a meat thermometer to check and make sure the internal temperature of the chicken is 165°F.
Carefully lift the chicken off the can. To make this easier, have someone else help you remove the chicken while you hold the beer can.
Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil. Let it sit for 15 minutes before carving it.