Pressure Cooker Beer Can Chicken 2
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4.34 from 3 votes

Pressure Cooker Beer Can Chicken

This pressure cooker beer can chicken is so easy and an amazingly flavorful way to cook a whole chicken in the Instant Pot that falls off the bone! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer can chicken, instant pot, pressure cooker, whole chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 39kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 1 whole chicken 4-4.5 lbs.
  • 12 oz beer 1 can
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt


  • NOTE: This only works with 8 qt. electric pressure cookers, will not fit in 6 qt versions.
    Wash your chicken and remove neck etc. from inside cavity if there is one. Discard all innards. 
  • Pour 3/4 of a cup of beer from your beer can into your pressure cooker.
  • You do not need to season your chicken but we do. This way.
    Rub olive oil on the outside of your chicken along with the minced garlic. Sprinkle the seasoned salt and garlic salt on the outside of your chicken as well.
  • Put your beer can with remaining beer inside on the bottom, middle, of your pressure cooker.
  • Put the open cavity of your chicken facing down and lower it on to your beer can. Insert as far as it will go inside your chicken.
  • Close your lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 25 minutes.
    Instant Pot: pressure, high, 25 minutes
    Crock Pot Express: pressure adjust (or manual pressure button), high, 25 minutes
    Alternative: poultry button, 25 minutes
  • Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes, release rest of steam.
  • Carefully pull out chicken (it will be falling apart)
  • If you want skin crispy: Set oven to broil. Put chicken in oven safe dish, broil for 3-5 minutes or until outside/skin is as brown/crispy as you'd like it.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 11mg | Vitamin C: 0.5% | Calcium: 0.5%