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Beer Can-Barbecue Chicken

01:30:00 10 servings, 1/10 recipe (135 g) each
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10 servings, 1/10 recipe (135 g) each

This barbecue favourite lets you walk away from the barbecue and join the party! And the flavourful dry rub teams up with the robust barbecue sauce to make this grilled chicken a real crowd pleaser.

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  • Heat barbecue for indirect grilling: Light one side of barbecue, leaving other side unlit. Close lid; heat barbecue to 375ºF. Mix first 5 ingredients; rub onto chicken.
  • Open beer can; discard half the beer. Place can on work surface; lower chicken over can, inserting can into tail end of chicken. Stand chicken on grate over unlit area, using the legs to help the chicken stand upright; cover. (Can should remain in chicken on barbecue.)
  • Grill chicken 1 hour; brush with 1/4 cup sauce. Grill, uncovered, 15 min. or until chicken is done (170ºF), monitoring for consistent grill temperature and brushing chicken frequently with remaining sauce. Remove from barbecue; cover loosely with foil. Let stand 10 min. before removing chicken from can and carving chicken. Discard any beer remaining in can.


You can also try out this recipe with our new Bull’s-Eye Guinness Draught Beer Blend Barbecue Sauce, which combines world famous Guinness Draught beer with the classic Bull’s-Eye smoky taste that barbecue masters love!

Serving Suggestion

Balance this special-occasion recipe with side dishes. For example, choose a mixed green salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Dressing and hot steamed vegetables.

How to Grill with Indirect Heat

When grilling over indirect heat, the food is not cooked directly over the heat source. The covered barbecue then acts like an oven, so there is no need to turn the food. Use this grilling method for foods that require at least 25 min. of grilling time or foods that are so delicate that direct exposure to the heat source would dry them out, such as roasts, whole chickens, thick steaks, ribs or delicate fish fillets.


  • 10 servings, 1/10 recipe (135 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings, 1/10 recipe (135 g) each
Calories 230
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 220mg
Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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