How To Use A Big Green Egg Beer Can Poultry Roaster

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For this recipe were putting the Beer Can Chicken Roaster to work for a super flavorful Roasted Chicken. We are also trying our new favorite flavor trick of using mayonnaise as a binder.  Trust me on this, it's so awesome.

Print Recipe:  Big Green Egg Chicken Roaster Rack Recipe

Yield: 1 Whole Roasted Chicken – serves 4 ppl     Prep time: 15-20 Minutes Prep Time

Cook time: 1 - 1 ¼ hours of cook time, plus 5-7 minute rest time


  • 5-6 lb.-     Whole Fresh Chicken
  • 2 tbsp-     Mayonnaise
  • 3-4 tbsp-      Rub a Dub, 5280 Culinary
  • 1 12oz can-     Beer


  1. Wash all tools prior to use
  2. Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
  3. Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, starters and any cooking tools
  4. Remove chicken from the cryo-vac package, rinse the cavity and put into a large pan to drain
  5. Rub the entire chicken with a light coat of mayonnaise
  6. Next season to taste with Rub-A-Dub, season a little inside the cavity as well
  7. Open and setup the beer can chicken roaster and load with a 12oz can of beer
  8. Place the chicken on top of the veggies
  9. Prepare your Big Green Egg as directed below
    1. Pre Heat your Big Green Egg to 200˚ F and (if desired) load with your preferred smoking wood chunks (Layer in the wood chunks to create an even sustained smoke flavor)
    2. If using EGGgenius, add it now, setup ambient probe and adjust temp to 350˚ F
    3. Add the ConvEGGtor legs up, ADD a convEGGtor drip tray and then place grill grate on top of convEGGtor
    4. Close dome and Adjust Temp to 350˚ F (adjust bottom vents and top rEGGulator)
  10. Place the chicken roaster on the grill grate and in the center of the egg
  11. Load the EGGgenius probe into the thickest part of the breast
  12. DO NOT cover the chicken during the cooking process
  13. Close the lid and cook at 350˚ F until temperature reaches 165˚ F internal
  14. Using oven gloves or heat resistant gloves, remove chicken roaster from the Big Green Egg
  15. Carefully remove chicken from roasting rack, discard the beer and serve with roasted veggies and potatoes
  16. Slice and enjoy with our Fire Honey

Chef Tips

  • I remove my chicken right at doneness temp, then allow any carryover cooking to help ensure the dark meat reaches temp of 180˚ F at the thigh
  • Mayonnaise is a great binder, adding moisture and a fun twist on classic seasoning
  • Any spots you miss while seasoning, feel free to touch it up once you have the chicken vertical on the roaster.

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Published on 12/30/2021.
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