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Guinness & Bacon Beer Can Chicken
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs

Moist and crispy chicken wrapped in bacon and made perfect by Guinness Draught. This is the perfect backyard recipe to show up all your friends.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 6-7 Slices of Bacon
  • 2 tbsp of Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp of Garlic Powder
  • 1.5 tbsp of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp of Oregano
  • 1 tbsp of Cumin
  • 1 tbsp of Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 can of Guinness Draught Beer
  1. Using a chimney, start some charcoal. In your grill, place charcoal around the edges to look like a ring with an empty middle for indirect cooking. Bring the fire to a medium heat around 300F.
  2. In a bowl, mix the smoked paprika, garlic powder, brown sugar, black pepper, oregano, cumin and salt. Add some olive oil until it is a liquidy paste. Pat chicken dry and lather paste all over the outside. Using toothpicks, place the bacon over the front of the chicken and around the legs. Open a can of Guinness Draught and insert into the cavity of the chicken and secure.
  3. Place chicken on a grill grate or inside the grill in the middle of the charcoal. Cook for about 3 hours or until the internal temperature (not touching bonreads 165Check every once in a while in order to rotate to prevent burning.
  4. Once done, pull chicken out of grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Pour yourself a pint of Guinness Draught, slice and enjoy!