Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe
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During the summer, we love making beer can chicken on the grill. Beer can chicken – also known as beer-butt chicken or chicken on a throne – is a classic dish for grilling season.

It is a simple and great way to get a moist full chicken every time.  Since it’s still winter, we are sharing the same great concept, but in an Instant Pot.      Be sure to check out how to make frozen chicken breasts Instant Pot for Easy meal prep

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe How to make a whole chicken in instant pot

Our family has just starting adapting to using an Instant Pot and have made Instant Pot soup, but this is the first time making something as large and hearty as a full chicken.  In about 50 minutes you can have a fully cooked chicken that literally falls off the bone.

 

Like the recipe says, it calls for a beer can, well a full can of beer that is!  We are going with Yuengling.  Similar when cooking with wine, only use a beer you would want to drink too. 

How to make Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken 

Cut up an onion and celery in large chunks and add them to the bottom of your Instant Pot or Electric Pressure cooker with water. 

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe How to make a whole chicken in instant pot

 

Place your opened, but full can of Yuengling into the middle of the veggies. 

 

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe How to make a whole chicken in instant pot

 

Wash, pat dry and carefully place butter cubes under the chicken skin.  Season the chicken well with the dry rub.

 

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe How to make a whole chicken in instant pot

 

Carefully place on top of the beer can, pushing it all the way through so it fits.  Our chicken is a little large for the pot size, so it was slightly angled.  

 

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe How to make a whole chicken in instant pot

 

Set the Instant Pot for 30 minutes and let it do it’s magic. Then allow it to naturally steam for 20 minutes before opening the top.  Weeknight dinners just got easier. 

 

 

If you prefer a crispy skin, we rubbed the outside with a little olive oil and placed the whole chicken on a sheet pan under the broiler for 5 minutes. (This is completely optional). Look at all those juices coming from the Instant Pot Chicken!

 

Serve with a tall glass of Yuengling and enjoy the Instant Pot Whole Chicken that literally falloff the bone. 

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe How to make a whole chicken in instant pot

Why we love Yuengling. 

Did you know Yuengling is operated by its 6th generation?  Plus the owners are all women, four sisters, who have combined over 60 years of brewery experience — Jen, Wendy, Debbie and Sheryl Yuengling.

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe How to make a whole chicken in instant pot

These women all grew up in the business, and it’s an interesting time to be leading a company as women, particularly in a male-dominated industry.

They are truly a family business , dedicated to their community as well.  Yuengling enriches their local community as a way to help the members of our extended family thrive economically and socially.

Celebrate Yuengling’s  190th Anniversary — America’s Oldest Brewery and Original PA craft brewery

Whether you are buying Yuengling for this Instant Pot Beer Can chicken or just to enjoy as you pass the winter away, be sure to look for the new cans.  They are collectors’ items,  and there will be a new design each month between December 2018 and April 2019.

In January, the cans will showcase the transformation of the iconic eagle imagery that has been on their label since 1829, when the original brewery was called the “Eagle Brewery.”

Buy some Yuengling today and save some money to spend on the ingredients for this Instant Pot Chicken.

$2.00 off 12 pack OR (2) 6 packs or $4.00 off (2) 12 pack OR a 24pk or (4) 6pks **

**Please note that the offer may vary by state, so check your local store.

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe How to make a whole chicken in instant pot

How to make Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe 

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Yield: 5 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

How to make a whole chicken in an Instant Pot. This Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken will be falling off the bone.

Ingredients

  • 8 qt Instant Pot
  • 5-6 pound whole chicken
  • 1 16 oz can of Yuengling beer
  • 1 onion, chopped into large chunks
  • 2- 3 stalks of celery(chopped in large Chunks)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

Remove any packing from inside of chicken. Rinse chicken, pat dry, and place butter under the skin.

Mix dry seasonings in a small bowl and rub dry seasonings all over the chicken. 

Place cut veggies in the Instant pot with 1 cup water.

Open beer and place in the middle of the veggies.

Carefully place your chicken so the chicken is standing on the beer.

No trivet needed. Place your Pot on manual high pressure for 30 minutes.

Do a natural release for 20 minutes.

Optional to rub with olive oil and place under broiler for 3-5 minutes watching carefully not to burn.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1 cup chicken
Amount Per Serving Calories 899 Total Fat 52g Saturated Fat 17g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 30g Cholesterol 315mg Sodium 773mg Carbohydrates 4g Fiber 0g Sugar 1g Protein 94g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

10 Comments

  1. This is the first time I’ve heard of this beer technique. It’s quite unique and I’m excited to try it!

  2. I only can immagine how this chicken tastes. A must try recipe!

  3. Who would have thought that it is so easy to incorporate beer into this awesome recipe! Again, I am taking this recipe home, girl!

  4. I know my husband will want to try this chicken. No more freezing his butt of to use the BBQ.

  5. I’m not much of a drinker, but I’ve heard that adding beer to chicken makes it super moist. I may need to try it sometime soon!

  6. Can you say delicious?!
    What a great instant pot recipe.

  7. I don’t have an instant pot yet. But, I am going to try this recipe in the oven!

  8. This is such a delicious idea. I’d love to make some for my family and see how flavorful that chicken turns out.

  9. I bet that smells and tastes delicious. I am going to be trying this soon and perfect timing as we have a family reunion coming up and need to feed a large group.

  10. Nice post enjoy every bit of it.

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