Grilled beer can chicken is the easiest and most fool proof way to guarantee a moist and flavorful chicken with a delicious crispy skin every time. The beer steams the chicken while it cooks, and the grill gives it a beautiful browned crisp skin.
Preheat grill to 350-375 degrees. If using a smoke box add this to the grill now.
Coat the chicken generously with poultry seasoning or rub. Place beer in chicken stand. Position chicken on stand. Add the cut vegetables to the neck cavity.
Turn off half the burners on the grill. Leave burner farthest from the chicken on full, and the second burner on half or less. Leave smoke box on burners.
Place chicken on side of grill that is off to cook on indirect heat. Cook for 1 ½ hours then turn 180-degrees to cook an additional 1 ½-hours or until done to an internal temperature of 165-degrees.
Rest for ten minutes then serve.
Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to one week.
You can make beer can chicken in the oven. Preheat the oven to 375-degrees then place the prepared chicken in the oven on a baking sheet. Cook for the same time, and rotate half way through. Note you cannot use the smoke box when cooking in the oven.