Never Any! Beer Can Chicken with Pan Gravy

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cook Time:
1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time:
1 hour, 45 minutes


Never Any! Beer Can Chicken with Pan Gravy


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. For the butter: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well incorporated. Reserve.
  3. Remove a label from an empty food can. Wash and dry can and place in a roasting pan. Empty 1½ cups beer into roasting pan. Pour remaining beer into food can.
  4. Rub butter mixture over chicken.
  5. Place bottom of chicken over top of can in roasting pan. Set in oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°.  Set aside to rest.
  6. Transfer pan and can juices to small saucepan and add thyme. Bring to a boil and whisk in flour. Reduce heat, add salt and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Slice chicken into desired portions and serve with pan gravy.

TIP: For optimum flavor, rub butter mixture under the skin too!

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Audrey, ALDI Test Kitchen