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BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken is a perfect summer meal idea!  With a few simple ingredients you can have the most tender and delicious roasted chicken!

BBQ Beer Roasted Chicken

Mmmm.  BBQ chicken is such simple summer dinner.  Or really any time of year because -30 degree weather doesn’t stop us from BBQ time!  I just love the flavour that comes from roasting chicken, but I also appreciate how easy this cooking method is.  It’s pretty no fuss!

BBQ Beer Roasted Chicken

We’ve always BBQ’d chicken, but for a long time I didn’t BBQ whole chicken because I didn’t have the right tools to do it.  So I bought my first BBQ Chicken roaster gadget this summer.  I’ve always wanted to cook a whole chicken on the BBQ and now that I have this roaster I can do that!  After having now used this roaster, I can honestly say we have never had a more moist and flavourful chicken!  Ever.  I’ve made 3 now, and each came out perfectly.

Here is a recipe and instructions on how to roast a perfect chicken on the BBQ.  I just used some simple ingredients I already had on hand.  In this case, the more simple, the better!  And if you don’t want to use beer in this recipe, you can also use root beer or a cola.  I hope you try this and enjoy it as much as we do!


What’s For Dinner? BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken is a perfect summer meal idea!  With a few simple ingredients you can have the most tender and delicious roasted chicken!


  • 13 to 4 lb whole chicken
  • 12 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste (I like to use Lawry’s Seasoning Salt!)
  • 1 can of beer (I like to use darker beer as I think it has more flavour)
  • a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary (you can use dried too)
  • 25 cloves of garlic (chopped)


  1. Have your BBQ preheated to medium heat.
  2. Lightly brush your chicken with olive oil. Season with salt & pepper.
  3. Empty half of your can of beer into a cup, and set aside (Do not drink it! You still need it!)
  4. In the can, add your rosemary and garlic.
  5. Place the can in the centre of the roaster (as in the picture above).
  6. Then, place your chicken on to the roaster.
  7. Take the remaining beer, and pour it into the pan of the roaster.
  8. BBQ on medium heat, with the lid closed until the juices run clear, and the internal temperature is 160-165 degrees (about 20 minutes/lb). My chickens have take a little over an hour. Just watch carefully, and take the temperature occasionally.
  9. Also, if the wings start to blacken, just tent/cover the chicken with some tin foil.

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So delish!  Roasted chicken always goes well with potato salad or Bowl of Bows Pasta Salad or a Bruschetta Pasta Salad!

Happy BBQ’ing!

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  1. That looks delish! btw I made your banana berry bombs yesterday and they turned out awesome! I’m going to make your strawberry salad next:)

  2. That is one gorgeous chicken. I can just imagine the flavors would be fantastic from doing it on the grill. I’ll have to keep an eye out for the contraption that props up the chicken. 🙂

    Thank you so much for submitting this to my monthly recipe collection for July – Cookout Food.

    The new theme for August will be posted tomorrow, and I hope you will submit again. 🙂

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  5. I’m sorry. I don’t think that chicken is pretty at all. We have Silkies in the back yard and they are very pretty!