Amrita’s Roasted Beer Can Chicken


  1. 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1/4 cup minced garlic. I use Goya brand in the jar.
  3. 2 tablespoons of Cavender Green seasoning
  4. 2 tablespoons of chicken rub, I use szegeo
  5. 1 tablespoon of dried oregano, parsley flakes
  6. 2 tablespoons each of Hungarian paprika, ground cumin, cayenne pepper and black pepper
  7. 1 tablespoon of fine kosher salt or Himalayan salt
  8. 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary finely chopped
  9. 2 ( 12 oz.) cans of any light beer
  10. 1 3 1/2 -5 lb. of whole chicken
  11. 6 green onions chopped
  12. 5 green onions green parts removed

Directions to prepare the chicken:

Super simple and quick!

  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees.
  2. To create the rub, combine all the ingredients from 2-7 into a small mixing bowl stir well and set aside.
  3. Take on can of the beer and pour beer into the circular cavity of the ceramic holder, make sure to pour slowly and get it filled.  Pour the remaining beer into the holder.
  4. Rinse the chicken in cold water, get rid of the giblets and all those interesting loose parts in the cavity of the chicken.  Pat dry completely and then rub the chicken with the olive oil.
  5. Place the chicken over the circular cavity with the breast of the chicken facing you.  Using a sharp knife, gently cut slits just on each side of the chicken and tuck the tip of the wings under the slits.
  6. Take the rub, and spread all over the chicken. Take the chopped onions and gently pat them onto the seasoned chicken.
  7. Insert the 5 green onions into the top cavity of the chicken.
  8. Allow the chicken to cook for about 45 minutes, and then add 1/2 of the next can of beer over the chicken and in the ceramic bowl.  I prefer to pull the ceramic bowl out of the oven and do this. Continue to cook for another half and hour.  Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  9. Pour remaining beer into the ceramic bowl and over chicken, continue to cook for approximately half an hour ( cooking time will depend on your oven).  At this point I prefer to cover with foil, to keep moisture in.
  10. Remove chicken from oven, keeping it in the ceramic bowl  and allow to come to a rest for about 10-15 minutes before removing to carve.

Serve with roasted vegetables such as potatoes, onions, peppers, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes.









Author: Amrita Holden

Life is about finding balance. I am the busy mom of an amazing college student, who keeps me on my toes in awe and wonder of all she has accomplished and continues to accomplish. I have a wonderful and entirely supportive husband. My inspiration to strive, do more and encourage all around me stem from the joy my family brings to me each and every day. My mom is the foundation of all I am and hope to become. I run six businesses and constantly search for ways to simplify, organize and achieve the most I can each and every day. I have a passion to entertain, find unique recipes and make them my own, help those I engage with to find their path in business and life, it's all about giving the most you can. I have just finished my first e-book, “Ten Tips for Building My Brand In The U.S.A Get Noticed, Get Out Front, Branding Basics”. I am also the founder of the Amrita Holden Media Group, we manage and create a digital portfolio which includes magazines, online TV show's, podcasts, and various blogs. In addition, I am working on a forthcoming book series titled, “The Art Of Gratitude Building A Life of Harmony & Balance”, A cookbook series and also my first business development book titled: "Business Rape, You Never Saw it Coming and You Couldn't Say No". I have a passion to find spirituality in all I do. Sharing ideas about all topics that inspire us to create a balanced and sustainable life is what I strive to incorporate into all my projects. This site and my blog are my platforms designed to empower you in finding fun, joy, and balance in your life. I invite you to share, comment and help spread the movement of supporting and enriching one another.

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