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Fajita Spiced Beer Can Chicken


  • 1 or 2 whole chickens ~ 4 pounds each, depending on how many people you're feeding
  • 1 or 2 cans beer half full
  • Penzey's Fajita spice mix or your favorite spice mix
  • olive oil


  1. Rub chicken with a little oil, then sprinkle spice mix all over chicken. Depending on how much salt is in your spice mix, you may want to use more or less.
  2. Remove any innards or packages of innards from chicken.
  3. Place beer can on heated grill. Carefully place opening of chicken (drumstick side) on top of beer can, pushing chicken down and making sure it's stable.
  4. Cover grill and let cook for about one hour and 20 minutes or longer if you are using a large chicken.
  5. Use paper towels to lift chicken off of beer can. Let chicken rest 10-15 minutes; cut up and serve.