Oven Roasted Beer Can Chicken Recipe
Oven Roasted Beer Can Chicken is one of the EASIEST Baked Chicken Recipes around.
I don’t drink beer, so I don’t want to buy beer just to make this Chicken Recipe.
Instead, you can substitute your favorite soda for the beer.
I prefer Lemon Lime Soda (Sprite or 7-Up).
It’s worth noting that you can’t actually taste the beer in beer can chicken, so you also won’t taste a strong flavor of sugary soda if you choose to convert this recipe into a soda can chicken.
Essentially, the drink just helps keep the inside of the bird moist, to provide a better flavor when baked.
Oven Roasted Beer Can Chicken also tastes great if you elect to use a dry rub on the chicken.
Just add the rub of choice when salting and peppering before baking.
Rub each hen in salt & pepper.
Drink/pour half of each beer.
You want each can to be half way full.
A full can will boil over when baking.
Place your hen on Chrome Wire Chicken Roaster, with the half full can of beer inside.
*It’s not pictured above, I didn’t realize until later what a difference using it would make. It helps air circulate so the liquid can steam into the bird AND ensures it gets completely cooked on the inside. NOBODY wants to eat undercooked chicken!
Vertically baking chicken will result in a very crisp skin all over the chicken, and it tastes delicious!
Place your hens in an oven set at 350 degrees.
*TIP: Place them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. It will catch all the drippings, then you can toss when finished for easy cleanup!
Bake until hens reach 165 degrees.
Baking time will vary, depending on the size of your chicken. Small chickens, obviously, will cook much faster than larger chickens.
Remove from oven and spread buffalo sauce on each hen.
Then place back in oven for 5 minutes.
Remove hens from beer cans.
Serve & enjoy!
Beer Can Chicken
- Cornish Hen
- Buffalo Sauce
- Skinny Can Beer Such as Michelob Ultra
- Rub each hen in salt & pepper.
- Drink/pour half of each beer. You want each can to be half way full. A full can will boil over when baking.
- Place your hen on the half full can of beer.
Place your hens in an oven set at 350 degrees. Bake until hens reach 165 degrees.
- Remove from oven and spread buffalo sauce on each hen. Then place back in oven for 5 minutes.
- Remove hens from beer cans.
- Serve & enjoy!
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