Blue Moon Belgian White Artfully Crafted Grilled Chicken

Blue Moon


  • One  4-pound chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons  seasoning salt
  • 4 Tablespoons  paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon  white pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  cayenne
  • can Blue Moon Belgian White*
  • whole cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon  coriander seeds
  • rind of an orange
  •  Dash of  honey


The best part about this recipe is that it requires you to drink half of the beer before you even start cooking. But in all seriousness, we like how it adds aromatics like cloves and an orange rind to the beer inside the beer can, so that when the chicken cooks on the grill, it becomes succulent and tender from the beer, and flavorful from the seasonings inside the can.


Rinse the chicken inside and out, and pat dry with paper towels. Combine the seasoning salt, paprika, white pepper, and cayenne. Generously coat chicken with this mixture. Drink 1/2 the can of Blue Moon Belgian White (don’t waste it!). Place the beer can on a solid surface. Place the cloves, coriander seeds, and orange rind inside beer can, with a dab of honey. Grabbing a chicken leg in each hand, plunk the bird cavity over the beer can. Transfer the bird-on-a-can to the grill and place in the center of the grate, balancing the bird on its 2 legs and the can like a tripod. Cook the chicken over medium-high, indirect heat (i.e., no coals or burners directly under the bird), with the grill cover on, for approximately 75 minutes or until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees in the breast area. Remove from grill, and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.


* Belgian White is a Belgian-style wheat ale.


Calories per serving:

1,021 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 278g 427%
  • Carbs 41g 14%
  • Saturated 79g 395%
  • Fiber 16g 63%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Monounsaturated 114g
  • Polyunsaturated 61g
  • Protein 344g 687%
  • Cholesterol 1,361mg 454%
  • Sodium 11,711mg 488%
  • Calcium 367mg 37%
  • Magnesium 441mg 110%
  • Potassium 4,435mg 127%
  • Iron 23mg 129%
  • Zinc 25mg 168%
  • Phosphorus 2,793mg 399%
  • Vitamin A 1,453µg 161%
  • Vitamin C 129mg 215%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 90%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 153%
  • Niacin (B3) 127mg 634%
  • Vitamin B6 7mg 354%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 179µg 45%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 94%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 14mg 70%
  • Vitamin K 51µg 64%
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