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Beer in the Butt Chicken - Labor Day Recipe

Labor day means BBQing and what better way to enjoy best of both worlds then with this beer in the butt chicken recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq chicken, beer can chicken, beer in the butt chicken, Birch Beer Sauce, labor day
Servings: 5 people


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 can of beer
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic minced


  • Make sure the chicken is washed trimmed
  • Preheat the smoker to 375
  • If your of legal drinking age, drink half the beer and only half
  • Open the top of the beer with a can opener all the way around
  • Add ingredients into the can stir it up then place in chicken right side up
  • Smoke chicken for 4 hours or until dark tan