Accent’s Beer Can Roasted Chicken

Looking for tender chicken? This recipe has the answer; your chicken will be flavorful with the use of beer, chili powder, mustard and paprika.

  • Servings: 4
  • Cooktime: 75 minutes
  • Main Ingredient: Chicken


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ACCENT Flavor Enhancer
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 (12 fluid ounces) can beer, room temperature
  • 1 (3-4 pound) chicken, whole


Preheat grill medium-high heat. Mix sugar, chili powder, onion powder, paprika, mustard, Accent, and ground pepper in a small bowl. Place half-full can of beer in center of plate. Rinse chicken under cold running water. Discard giblets and neck; drain and pat dry. Place chicken over beer can with legs at bottom; keep upright. Rub 1 teaspoon of seasoning mix into the top cavity of chicken. Rub remaining seasoning over surface of chicken. Preheat a grill. Place chicken on grill standing up on the beer can over indirect flames with the lid closed. Cook until no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees. Remove chicken and discard beer can with tongs. Cover chicken with aluminum foil and set aside for 10 minutes before slicing.

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