BBQ ‘beer-can’ chicken

BBQ ‘beer-can’ chicken

Try something different on your barbecue with this tasty recipe for super-moist chicken. Serve with a green salad and crusty bread.


For the chicken

  • 4 tbsp light golden ale, plus 500ml/17floz to marinade the chicken, plus 300ml/10½fl oz light golden ale for roasting (reserve the empty beer can)
  • 90g/3oz malt extract
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp English mustard powder
  • ½ tsp crushed garlic
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp muscovado sugar
  • 1 x 2kg/4lb 4oz chicken, preferably free-range
  • 160g/5½oz butter
  • pinch salt