Beer Can Chicken Avocado Caesar

Beer can chicken is a fun way to cook chicken on the bbq, plus it’s a real crowd pleaser when made into our delicious chicken caesar salad. We use Greek yoghurt and avocado in the dressing to make it extra creamy.

cook-time 75mins

cook-serves 4ppl

cook-difficulty Medium


    For the Chicken:

    • 1 Waitoa Whole Chicken
    • 1 can Emerson’s Into The Valley Raspberry Sour
    • 1 tbsp Mrs Rogers Authentic Southern Style Chicken Blend
    • Olivado Avocado Cooking Oil

    For the Caesar:

    • ⅓ cup Mainland Parmesan, grated
    • 2 of The Fresh Grower Mini Crunchita Cos, roughly chopped – leave a few leaves for serving
    • 6 Delmaine anchovy fillets

    For the Dressing:

    • 1 New Zealand Avocado
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • ⅓ cup Anchor Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
    • 1 tbsp Olivado Avocado Garlic Oil
    • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • Zest & Juice of ½ lemon
    • 3 Delmaine Anchovy Fillets



  1. For the Chicken: Make sure chicken is clean and dry. Rub with oil and Mrs Rogers spice blend. Open your beer can and take a few sips – you want the can to be around ¾ full. Lift your bird and mount the cavity over the open beer can.
  2. Transfer your beer can chicken to your BBQ griddle, balancing the bird with the 2 legs and beer can.
  3. Cook the chook over a medium indirect heat (180C) for roughly 1hr – 1hr 15, or until the juice runs clear. Rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  4. For the Dressing: Blitz the avocado, garlic, Greek yoghurt, worcestershire sauce, lemon and anchovy fillets in a food processor until you have a smooth dressing.
  5. For the Caesar: Dress the cos with the avocado yoghurt dressing and sprinkle with parmesan.
  6. Serve chicken alongside caesar with a crispy cold can of beer and devour while hot!

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