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Beer can chicken: the beer infuses the whole chicken, the aroma infuses the whole kitchen, and you don't have to flip, chop, reduce, sous-vide or risk burning a single thing. This is in fact the easiest chicken recipe we know of.

Beer can chicken: bask in its glory. Only a true patriot could take something as simple as French-style roast chicken and turn it into the poster child for why keeping canned beer in the fridge is important. If you’ve never roasted a chicken before…no, no, we’re not going to get mad. That won’t roast the chicken. 

Let us school you: pop open a can of beer (fancy or otherwise), chug half, plop the chicken butt-down on the remainder and let the oven do the rest. The beer infuses the whole chicken, the aroma infuses the whole kitchen, and you don’t have to flip, chop, reduce, sous-vide or risk burning a single thing. This is in fact the easiest chicken recipe we know of. Spend your precious effort on some killer sides, instead.

Or you can continue on the zero-effort trail with our easiest mashed potato recipe, ever. It’s also significant that a can of beer fits perfectly in a chicken’s, uh…cavity. Chalk that up to evolution.