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Easy Low Carb Beer Can Chicken

This recipe was originally created for our sister website, Living Well Spending Less, and has been a grilling favorite for years. With minimal ingredients, this low carb beer can chicken is one of the easiest recipes that gives the chicken just the right amount of spice and a ton of flavor.

Don’t worry about the beer adding extra calories or if you don’t have beer on hand. You can use any canned drink ie: soda or sparkling water, since this technique is just providing moisture and allows the legs of the chicken to cook closer to the heat source which in turn allows the breast meat to cook slowly, minimizing moisture loss. The end result is a flavorful, juicy, and delicious chicken dinner that everyone will love.

low carb beer can chicken

LOW CARB BEER CAN CHICKEN INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 TBSP Cento Cherry Peppers Hoagie spread
  • 2 TBSP Olive oil
  • 1 4-5 lb whole roasting chicken
  • 1 can light beer (used for cooking only)

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

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.

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 out half the beer then take the chicken out of the bag and place it over the open half-filled beer can.

STEP 4: Balance the beer can with chicken on the grill and close the grill lid.Cook for an hour and 15 minutes, the internal temperature should read 165 in the breast and 180 in the thighs. Carefully, remove the  can of beer from the chicken.

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

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

EASY BEER CAN CHICKEN

With minimal ingredients, this is one of the easiest recipes that keeps the chicken moist and adds just the right amount of spice!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, low carb
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 12 hours
Servings: 6
Calories: 682kcal
Author: Thinlicious.com

Ingredients
  

  • 3 TBSP Cento Cherry Peppers Hoagie spread
  • 2 TBSP Olive oil
  • 1 4-5 lb Whole roasting chicken
  • 1 can Light Beer only used for cooking—do not calculate into calories!

Instructions

  • Clean chicken, then pat dry and set aside. Mix together the hoagie spread and the olive oil in a measuring cup.
  • Place chicken in a gallon size bag, then pour marinade over top. Massage marinade over chicken, then push out extra air and seal the bag. Allow chicken to marinate for at least 12 hours.
  • 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 out 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 chicken on the grill and close the grill lid.
  • Cook for an hour and 15 minutes, the internal temperature should read 165 in the breast and 180 in the thighs. Carefully, remove the  can of beer from the chicken.
  • Let chicken rest for 3 minutes then carve and serve with your favorite sides.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 682kcalCarbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 56gFat: 49.8g

PIN FOR LATER

Just 4 simple ingredients make the juiciest low carb Beer Can Chicken. Our recipe is super easy, gives the chicken just the right amount of spice, and is packed with flavor.

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