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Beer can chicken on a sheet pan.

Honey Garlic Beer Can Chicken

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  • Author: Krista @
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Poultry, Kid Friendly
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Tender juicy beer can chicken glazed with a honey garlic sauce that’ll make you swoon. All made in the oven in a little over an hour. I guarantee this will be one heavenly bite!


  • 1 Just BARE Whole Chicken (3.5 lbs.)
  • 1 can of beer (pale ale or lager)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon coarse mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Pull out a baking sheet, roasting pan or Dutch oven. Open the can of beer and pour about 1/4 on the dish or pan. Set the beer can in the center of the pan.
  3. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
  4. In a small bowl, add garlic powder, sea salt, smoked paprika, ancho chili powder, and ground black pepper. Give it a quick stir to mix all the spices.
  5. Add the spice blend to the chicken and rub it in all over, and I mean ALL OVER.
  6. Gently set the chicken on top of the can of beer. The can will go into the cavity of the chicken so it looks like it’s sitting down.
  7. Roast the chicken for 1 hour.
  8. In the meantime, add honey, garlic cloves, tamari, coarse mustard and red pepper flakes to a small bowl. Using a whisk, stir until the mixture is smooth.
  9. Remove chicken from the oven and brush 1/2 of the honey garlic mixture on the chicken. Roast chicken for an additional 5-10 minutes. Until internal temperature of chicken is 165 F.
  10. Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Brush on the remaining honey garlic sauce, slice and serve!


  • Serving Size: 4 oz
  • Calories: 332
  • Sugar: 16 g
  • Sodium: 278 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 60 g
  • Cholesterol: 154 mg