Chef Nti’s beer can chicken

Stella Artois beer
6 servings Prep: 10 mins, Cooking: 40 mins
Rate this recipe
Chef Nti shares a boozy chicken go-to for any braai that needs that a little extra flare. The beer makes for an incredibly juicy and tasty chicken! Brought to you by Stella Artois.

By Independent Contributor September 23 2021
Recipe Disclaimer
Tap for method
Tap for method

Ingredients (11)

For the spice rub
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp dried tarragon
2 tsp salt
For the chicken
2 1/4 kg whole chicken
1 can Stella Artois beer
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
Tap for ingredients
Tap for ingredients


In a medium bowl, add the brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard powder, smoked paprika, black pepper, tarragon and salt and stir to combine. Use half of the spice rub to season the entire chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

Preheat the grill to 190°C.

Remove the chicken from the fridge and season with the remaining spice rub. Pour out half the can of beer. Place the half-filled can in the chicken cavity and stand the chicken upright.

Grill the chicken over indirect heat for 30–40 minutes. Baste the chicken with barbecue sauce and cook for another 10–15 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 75°C.

Remove chicken from the grill and let rest for 15 minutes before carving.


Recipe by Chef Nti for Stella Artois. Images by Shavan Rahim.

New recipes on Food24

Next Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Food24 Team Loves


Get weekly access to our best recipes, tips and tricks

Sign Up

Login to your account below

Fill the forms below to register

Subscribe to Newsletter

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.

Recipe Disclaimer

All recipe content is the responsibility of the party from whom such content originated. You agree that you use the content on Food24 at your own risk. Please read our editorial policy.