• Serves 6
  • 2 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 15 Ingredients


I can’t think of a better way to cook BBQ chicken!

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1.8k chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 crushed garlic
  • half lemon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can of Dad's favourite beer
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • half cup mayonnaise
  • quarter cup cream


  1. Preheat a BBQ to med high. Combine olive oil, paprika and two thirds of the garlic in a bowl and season with s+p.
  2. Open and pour out one-third of the beer from the can, then push the lemon wedges, bay leaf and remaining garlic inside the can.
  3. Place the beer can upright on the bench and then sit the chicken on top so that the can is inside the cavity. Baste chicken with the olive oil, paprika, garlic marinade and transfer to BBQ.
  4. Close the BBQ id and cook, basting occasionally for 90 mins. Remove chicken from BBQ (careful, can will be hot) and allow to cool slightly then remove the beer can. Cover the chicken with alfoil and rest for 15 min.
  5. Meanwhile for the dressing, combine mustard, lemon juice, honey, garlic, vinegar, mayonnaise and cream in a bowl. Season with s+p and set aside.


Serve chicken with salad greens and the Mustard Dressing.

  • I’ve seen this lots, heard great things about it, haven’t tried yet


  • This sounds delicious! I bet it’s super moist and tender!


  • Oh my this chicken looks way delicious I can only imagine how good this chicken tastes thanks for sharing!!!


  • Omg this is awesome going to give this a go for sure.


  • Interesting recipe.


  • This looks so yum… will try to cook this one on father’:s day for my hubby
    He love eating this type of food


  • This sounds great. I have made similar to this over the years but never with the mustard. Why, I ask myself. I use mustard in everything else. I will certainly be trying this. Thank you.


  • Yum! This looks amazing. I tend to stick to the same old sage and onion seasoning for my roast chicken but will give this one a whirl. Thanks for sharing.


  • I’d love to make this but it’s a difficult without a barbecue


  • Totally Aussie Tradition and amazingly delicious. Thanks for sharing.


  • Have done this before but not with the adds on. It should be interesting to try it out.


  • A delicious and moist looking chicken for sure – interesting way to cook it too.


  • Love the addition of the mustard sauce to this recipe.


  • Im with you rovermum ….$8 for a cooked chicken is a bargain and cheaper then buying one and cooking it yourself.

    • The one thing about store bought is the lack of aroma from the roast throughout the house. :)

      • Ah well yes….this is very true.
        My Dad used to bake a loaf of bread each morning and I miss waking up to that aroma.


  • Um, does it get any more Australian than this. The photo does lend itself to a few jokes. I don’t cook chickens any more. They’re so cheap for $8 at my local Coles, that I simply buy them.


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