Smoked Jamaican Jerk Beer Can Chicken is a chicken dinner to knock your socks off! The chicken is juicy and packed full of flavor from a Jamaican seasoning blend and the infusion of cooking on top of a can of light beer. Your tastebuds will be singing! Smoking the chicken not only gives the chicken an extra layer of warm flavor, but also keeps the chicken from drying out. I can’t wait to get another one of these chickies on the smoker!
Did I mention that this chicken smells absolutely heavenly as it is smoking away? Because it will blow your mind how good it smells! Currently, our smoker is stored in our garage and pulled out into the driveway when we want to use it. Don’t worry, we live in a small town and everyone does it (lol). We are wanting to move it to our back deck now that its ready for summer, so we just need to take the plunge and do it. I do have to say, though, I kept sneaking my nose into the garage just to get a whiff of how decadent it smelled!
If you are new to using a smoker or don’t have much experience with one, don’t fear! This recipe is a simple one-step process once the chicken is on the smoker – you close the lid and let it be for an hour. That’s it! There are no worries about changing the settings from just smoking to preheating to an actual temperature. All you have to do is prepare the chicken, preheat your wood pellet smoker to 350 degrees, put the chicken on and let it do it’s own thing. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Our Smoker Set Up
We have a Pit Boss smoker that we snagged at our local Scheels (can you believe that Target sells them as well?! Learn something new everyday!) and have fallen in love with it. It is very similar to a Traeger, but can typically be purchased at a lower price point. Even though we have a Pit Boss brand smoker, we still use Traeger pellets and it works like a charm! Confession: this is actually the first recipe that I’ve ever smoked on my own! Typically, John is doing the smoking or is there to help me, but not this time! This gal knows how to run the smoker now and is going to use it!
Whether you are looking for a twist on a weeknight meal or doing a weekend bbq, this Smoked Jamaican Jerk Beer Can Chicken is what you need! If you are lucky somehow to have any leftovers of this chicken, it reheats beautifully! Heck, I even turned my leftover smoked chicken into a bowl of ramen and it was dang good!
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