"El Jefe" Beer Can Chicken

Beer can chicken is an awesome and impressive addition to any bbq, and best of all its super easy! Here's our family recipe with a spicy kick, of course!


Whole Chicken

Favorite Canned Beer (Or Cola)


1 1/2 tbls. smoked paprika

1 tbls. "El Jefe" or your favorite Steamboat Salt Co. craft salt

1 tbls. onion powder

1 tbls. granulated garlic

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. dried thyme

2 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. black pepper


3 springs fresh parsley

1 spring fresh rosemary, oregano, & thyme


Rinse whole, raw chicken inside and out, pat dry.

Open beer or cola can, drain about half the liquid.

Mix dry spices in bowl, rub down chicken with mixture.

Stuff fresh herbs into the chicken cavity.

Heat grill to a medium-medium low heat.

Set can of beer/cola directly into grill.

Place chicken over can, large cavity should fit right over can.

Make sure chicken and canned beverage are stable and not going to fall over.

Close grill lid.

Cook until internal temperature is 165 degrees or juices from the thigh run clear when punctured (about 45 minutes).

Remove can.

Quarter, slice, or pull chicken meat, sprinkle with "El Jefe" or other Steamboat Salt Co. craft salt.

Serve hot, enjoy!

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