What’s For Dinner? Gluten-Free Beer Can Chicken!

Why We Love It

Nothing says summer like a chicken roasted on the barbeque! This summer staple can easily be made gluten-free with the right beer.


  • One can of Glutenberg Blonde Ale
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 whole chicken (4 to 4 ½ lb.)
  • Several tablespoons of your favourite gluten-free barbeque sauce


  1. Pre-heat one side of barbeque to about 500°F. If using a charcoal grill, insert heat deflector before heating grill.
  2. In small bowl, mix paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper.
  3. Fold wings of chicken across back with tips touching. Sprinkle paprika mixture inside cavity and over outside of chicken; rub with fingers.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup of beer from can into a glass. Hold chicken upright, with opening of body cavity down; insert beer can into cavity.
  5. Place chicken on the side of the barbeque that is NOT on. Cook for about 30 minutes. Feel free to enjoy reserved beer while you are barbequing!
  6. Turn other side of barbeque on to about 250°F and turn down the active burner to the same temperature. If using a charcoal grill, leave heat deflector on the grill and turn down the temperature.
  7. Move chicken to center of grill and cook for another 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes. If desired, brush chicken with your favourite barbeque sauce during the last 15-20 minutes of cooking. Check with thermometer to confirm chicken is cooked to 180°F.
  8. Once the chicken is fully cooked, carefully remove chicken from the barbeque. Remove can from chicken and let rest for 15 minutes before carving.


  • For a complete meal, grill some potatoes on the barbeque and serve with a garden salad.
  • You can get contraptions to help hold the chicken on the beer can at most hardware stores.

(Original Source: http://www.lifemadedelicious.ca/recipes/grilled-herb-chicken-on-a-can/3cb22e9c-9af7-4c22-815d-f9e6aa1c95d4)


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