Beer-Can Seasoned Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I’m a big fan of making beer can chicken. Weber has a seasoning that hits the spot with the perfect combination of spices. It’s perfect for making beer-can seasoned chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy. Nothing could be easier. I will warn you, though, the crispy skin comes out absolutely delicious. The advantage of being the person cooking the chicken is that you get first dibs on it and the rest of the chicken.

The seasoning is so good you can leave out the beer can. The Big Easy cooks up chicken so moist and tender you won’t notice it’s not there, and the Weber seasoning packs such great flavor you’ll be as happy as if you did use the beer.
Beer-Can Seasoned Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyIf you do decide to also add a beer can don’t use a strongly-flavored beer or it might drown out the great seasonings. And of course, you’re not required to use beer in a beer-can chicken. Many sodas and even wine work just as well.

For something different, try my beer can cabbage on the Big Easy. It’s different for sure!

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Beer-Can Seasoned Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Lightly coat the outside of the chicken with oil.
  • Sprinkle seasoning liberally all over the chicken, inside and out.
  • Place chicken into your Big Easy basket and lower into the cooker.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes per pound until the chicken reaches 165 F as measured in several places.
  • Let rest 10 minutes before carving.

Honey Brown Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

It’s impossible to get tired of roasted chicken. Sometimes I do like to mix it up a bit and make beer can chicken. It’s just as easy as not-beer-can-chicken, and comes out packed with flavor and is so moist and tender…. yum! For my honey brown beer can chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy I used a great honey brown ale and a slightly herby seasoning that paired perfectly with the beer. The chicken smelled so great while it was cooking that I just sat next to the Big Easy, inhaling the wonderful aromas.
honey-brown-beer-can-chicken-on-the-char-broil-big-easyYep, most food blogs take pictures of their beer can chickens from the front, also known as the ‘money shot’. Me, nope. I went for the flip side of my honey brown beer can chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy.

Look at at that great color. And yes, the skin is crispy. Even if you’re trying to avoid fat, I double-dog dare you to not at least try a piece of the skin. For something different, try my beer can cabbage on the Big Easy. It’s different for sure!

Love your Big Easy as much I love mine? Check out my Big Easy Add-Ons page and my free Big Easy eCookbook!

Honey Brown Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy]

I use the Char-Broil folding chicken roaster to hold the beer or soda cans securely. If the beer you're using is only available in a bottle, just empty the contents into an empty beer or soda can.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken 6-8 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried taragon crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Your favorite honey brown ale I used Honey Brown Ale from Dundee Brewing

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  • Lightly brush the chicken with oil.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients except for the beer. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the mixture. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning onto the chicken.
  • Add reserved spice mixture to the beer and insert into the chicken.
  • Place chicken into the basket and insert into the Big Easy.
  • Cook for 15 minutes per pound or until the chicken has hit 165 F as measured in several locations.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before removing the beer can and carving.

Apple Ale Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You can take a big ole chicken, season it, and drop it into a Char-Broil Big Easy and in no time (15-20 minutes per pound, usually), have a fantastically tender, juicy, flavorful bird. And I cook chicken in my Big Easy just like that, and often. This time, though, I decided to go the beer can route, using a flavor-packed apple ale to infuse even more flavor and moisture into the chicken. The end result was delightful with a hint of apple and as always, the crispiest skin you’ve ever had.
apple-ale-beer-can-chicken-on-the-char-broil-big-easyIf you’re not a beer person, you can substitute a good apple cider or juice instead. If it doesn’t come in a can just drink up a can of your favorite drink and pour the beer or cider or whatever into the empty can.

Be careful when you remove the chicken from the Big Easy. The beer is hot (mighty hot!) and you don’t want to slosh it onto yourself. And make sure you’re also careful when you go to remove the can. Same story: hot.

For something different, try my beer can cabbage on the Big Easy. It’s different for sure! My apple juice brined chicken on the Big Easy is also crazy good.

Love your Big Easy as much I love mine? Check out my Big Easy Add-Ons page and my free Big Easy eCookbook!

Apple Ale Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I use the Char-Broil folding chicken roaster to hold the beer or soda cans securely. If the beer you're using is only available in a bottle, just empty the contents into an empty beer or soda can.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken 6-8 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dried tarragon crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Your favorite apple ale I used Redd's Apple Ale

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  • Combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and brush onto the chicken.
  • Combine the taragon, salt and pepper. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the mixture. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning onto the chicken.
  • Add reserved spice mixture to the beer (take a few drinks first to make room) and insert into the chicken.
  • Place chicken into the basket and insert into the Big Easy.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes per pound or until the chicken has hit 165 F as measured in several locations.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before removing the beer can and carving.