Maple BBQ Beer Can Chicken

Prep time: 15min
Total time: 90min
Serves: 6
Sensations by Compliments Whole Chicken (3 1/2 lb/1.75 kg)
1/3 cup
Sensations by Compliments Maple BBQ Sauce
75 mL
1/2 tsp
each salt and pepper, divided
2 mL
1 can
Compliments Non-Alcoholic Lager
355 mL
9 x 11-in.
foil pan
23 x 28-cm
Per serving (1/6 of the recipe):
23 g
saturated fat
6 g
18 g
2 g
36 g
105 mg
2 g
400 mg


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Open can of beer and pour out about 3/4 cup (175 mL) (removing some of the beer will heath the liquid faster and therefore create more steam and flavour as the chicken cooks). Reserve for another use (such as enjoying while cooking). Season chicken with ¼ tsp (5 mL) each salt and pepper. With beer can upright, push chicken cavity onto beer can. Transfer to foil roasting pan. Pour 2 cups (500 mL) water into the pan.

  2. Place pan on grill. With lid down, cook for 40 to 45 min. until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of the inner thigh registers 160°F (75°C). Brush chicken with BBQ sauce and continue roasting 5 to 10 minutes longer until thermometer registers 165°F. Let chicken rest in roasting pan on beer can 15 min. Carefully remove chicken from beer can (it will still be hot) and carve.