Cabela's Pellet Grill Beer Can Chicken

beer can chicken with ingredients

Grilling Hardware

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Pro tip: if you plan to make multiple beer can chickens, select birds that are roughly the same size. This way they will cook in the same amount of time.

beer can chicken ingredients

Preferred Pellet Options:

Cabela's BBQ Wood Pellets—Hickory, Competition Blend or Mesquite

Cooking Style:



  1. Remove whole chicken from bag. Pat dry.
  2. Pour olive oil onto chicken, coating its skin.coating skin of chicken with olive oil
  3. Liberally apply rub. Coat the chicken's body. Insert meat probe into the thickest part of the thigh.seasoning chicken with cabela's open season tequila lime
  4. Place chicken on top of open beer can. Can should be 3/4 full.placing chicken on beer can chicken mount
  5. Insert meat probe into the thickest part of the meat probe into chicken
  6. Preheat grill to 325 with lid closed. Allow 15 or 20 minutes for grill to come to temperature.
  7. Place beer can chicken onto grate, sitting upright so as not to spill the beer. Close lid and allow to cook for an hour.
  8. After an hour, brush apply barbeque sauce to chicken with your brush.brushing on barbeque sauce onto beer can chicken
  9. Close lid and cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. This will likely take around a half hour, though the exact timing will depend on the size of your bird.watching temperature of cabela's pellet grill with barbeque chicken
  10. Once it reaches 165, remove from grill and take chicken off of the beer can. Allow to rest.allow chicken to rest after reaching correct temperature
  11. Carve and enjoy!beer can chicken cooked with ingredients