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Stuck in a dinner rut and looking for something new and creative? While Beer Can Chicken is nothing new, this recipe uses a secret and creative ingredient...you'll never guess what it is!

Here’s a smart twist on a classic! Beer Can Chicken is always a favorite, but this recipe makes it easier than ever! (And all because I found a great deal!)

Not long ago, while grocery shopping,I did a double take on a condiment I had never noticed until it was on sale for a bargain price–hoagie spread. And while I’m not really a big fan of hoagies, after checking out the ingredients, I knew that this would make a great marinade for chicken.

But not just any chicken…..Beer Can Chicken.

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Not only is a whole chicken usually cheaper, it also tends to be more flavorful. Using a pre-made hoagie spread is a fun and simple dinner hack. I promise that you will definitely want to put Easy Beer Can Chicken on this week’s menu (and that your whole family will thank you!)

 And if you’re worried that it will be too spicy for the kids–don’t be! Cento’s hoagie spread gives the chicken just the right amount of spice and a ton of flavor. That the end result is an easy,  juicy, and delicious dinner that everyone will love.

This simple beer can chicken recipe only calls for 4 ingredients - chicken, Centro Hoagie Spices, olive oil, and a can of beer

Here is what you need:

3 TBSP Cento Cherry Peppers Hoagie spread
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 4-5lb roasting chicken
1 can beer

Mix together the pepper spread and olive oil in a measuring cup

Step 1: Clean chicken, then pat dry and set aside. Mix together the Cherry pepper spread and the olive oil in a measuring cup.

Marinate the chicken with the pepper marinade for at least 12 hours

Step 2: Place chicken in a gallon size bag, then pour marinade over top. Massage marinade over chicken, then push out extra air and seal bag. Allow chicken to marinate for at least 12 hours.

Place the beer can inside the cavity of the chicken, then grill

Step 3: On cooking day, take the chicken out of the fridge at least 5 minutes before you start your grill. Spray grill with non-stick cooking spray and adjust the temperature to medium-high. Pour yourself half of the beer then take the chicken out of the bag and place it over the open half-filled beer can. Balance the beer can with the chicken on grill and close grill lid.

This beer can chicken is done grilling and looks delicious!

Step 4: Cook for an hour and 15 minutes, the internal temperature should read 165 in the breast and 180 in the thighs. Carefully, remove can of beer out of the chicken.

Perfectly grilled beer can chicken is a creative dinner that doesn't take much effort and is super delicious!

Step 5: Let chicken rest for 3 minutes then carve and serve with your favorite sides.

 

Easy Beer Can Chicken

This super simple 4 ingredient recipe is sure to be a new grilling favorite!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beer Can Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting time 3 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 131 kcal
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Cento Cherry Peppers Hoagie spread
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 4-5 lb whole roasting chicken
  • 1 can beer

Instructions

  1. Clean chicken, then pat dry and set aside. Mix together the hoagie spread and the olive oil in a measuring cup.

  2. Place chicken in a gallon size bag, then pour marinade over top. Massage marinade over chicken, then push out extra air and seal bag. Allow chicken to marinate for at least 12 hours.

  3. On cooking day, take the chicken out of the fridge at least 5 minutes before you start your grill. Spray grill with non-stick cooking spray and adjust the temperature to medium-high. Pour yourself half of the beer then take the chicken out of the bag and place it over the open half-filled beer can. Balance beer can with chicken on grill and close grill lid.

  4. Cook for an hour and 15 minutes, the internal temperature should read 165 in the breast and 180 in the thighs. Carefully, remove can of beer from chicken.

  5. Let chicken rest for 3 minutes then carve and serve with your favorite sides.

Recipe Notes

The can of beer will be extremely hot and will still be full of liquid. Use oven mitts to remove can carefully and throw can of beer away.

 Beer Can Chicken | Easy 4 Ingredient Dinner Recipe from Living Well Spending Less

3 Comments

  1. June 28 at 07:04AM

    This looks SO good, and I know it will taste amazing because we ALWAYS have a jar of that hoagie spread in our fridge, it’s sooooo delicious! I never thought of using it for anything BUT hoagies, duh! Great idea. I may try marinading the chicken and cooking in the instant pot, with the beer as the liquid below, as my grill is in terrible condition right now! lol =) Thanks!

  2. Suzanne Griffin
    June 29 at 06:01PM

    I have not cooked whole chicken in my instant pot yet, how long will you cook it? My grill is a portable so not deep enough to do this. Thanks!

  3. June 30 at 08:05AM

    Thanks for sharing a tasty recipe. As images shows, its a crispy chicken.

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