Beer Can Chicken Basket Makes a Great Gift for Guys

Posted on : December 14th, 2016

Beer Can ChickenGot a guy in your life who you need a special gift for this holiday season? Maybe you need that perfect gift for a brother, father, grandfather, or spouse. These guys can be so hard to shop for sometimes—especially shopping for the dad who seems to have everything already. If you’re trying to find something that’s different and not boring, like the usual socks and slippers you get for dad, look no further. Get creative and think outside the sock drawer this year with our Maisie Jane’s Beer Can Chicken Gift Basket.

With this gift basket, your guy gets the experience of cooking a whole chicken with a can of beer, transforming the usual chicken dinner into one that is ultra-moist and deliciously seasoned. He’ll never want to cook a chicken any other way! It’s that good. Plus, this basket comes with a variety of our Maisie Jane’s chocolate almonds and savory seasoned almonds and other goods as well.

What you get with our Maisie Jane’s Beer Can Chicken Gift Basket:

  • Gourmet Village Beer Can Chicken Roaster kit

This easy-to-use chicken roaster kit comes with simple instructions, a ceramic chicken baker, and special seasoning to flavor your chicken. This classic seasoning is a well-rounded blend of garlic and spices, with a little heat on the back-end. No matter how you cook it, on the BBQ or in the oven, this makes a juicy flavorful chicken. All you need is a whole chicken, a can of beer, a little bit of ketchup and olive oil, and a hot oven or BBQ.


  • Baja Mariner 3 Bean Chili Mix

Is there anything better than a hot bowl of chili during the cold winter months? Baja Mariner’s chili mix is amazing. Made from locally-grown Chico Bertagna Custom Farms beans, this bean mix and signature spice pack is all-natural, with no MSG, and no preservatives. All the ingredients are things you’ve heard of and can spell. Check out Baja Mariner’s favorite spicy chili recipe, using their 3 Bean Chili Mix as a base.


  • Sawmill Creek Farms Smoked Paprika

 Sawmill Creek Farms Smoked Paprika Powder is made from farm-grown Hungarian Boldog peppers, picked red ripe and super sweet. The peppers are then slow-dried over hickory chips to impart a rich, smoky flavor. Wonderful in any recipe calling for conventional paprika, and especially tasty in soups, stews, rubs, marinades, goulash, and paella.


Maisie Jane’s offers nothing but the best with these delicious lightly salted and roasted pistachios. It’s a great snack for everyone!


 “What is Tamari?” you ask. Tamari is a naturally brewed soy sauce, and our almonds seasoned with this are a must try! Light in flavor, these almonds allow you to enjoy the naturally delicious taste of roasted almonds. The tamari gives the nut just the right amount of salty flavor—but without the salt! These are great to offer guests, to enjoy as an appetizer, or to take along for an outdoor adventure


Garlic. Enough said!… Yes, Maisie Jane’s has realized the country’s love for garlic! We offer you the “real experience” of garlic with our dry roasted almonds seasoned with just the right amount of garlic and herbs. For an afternoon snack, reach for these instead of a bag of chips. They’re healthy and satisfying!


These decadent almonds have a layer of rich chocolate around the roasted almond, surrounded by a layer of buttery toffee, and finished with a dusting of powdered sugar – and they’re gluten-free! Skip the heavy cakes and pies for dessert, and have a handful of these. Delish!


Attention all you dark chocolate lovers! You will quickly fall in love with these rich creamy almonds, covered in only superior dark chocolate.


In our Maisie Jane’s Beer Can Chicken Basket, the chicken is really the main event! So we thought, before you buy, you may be curious how to make this delicious chicken entrée with the kit. The directions are easy and anybody can do this!

Here’s the ingredients list and instructions from Gourmet Village’s Beer Can Chicken:


1 pouch (3 tbsp/45 ml) of Beer Can Chicken seasoning

1 whole chicken

1 12 oz (355 ml) can of beer

2 tsp (10 ml) olive oil

3 tbsp (45 ml) ketchup

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 Celsius). Place ceramic chicken baker into a dish to catch the dripping. This is also where you could add vegetables for roasting with the chicken.

Combine 2 tbsp (30 ml) beer can seasoning in a small mixing bowl with olive oil. Set aside. Remove giblets and the neck from the chicken. Rub the chicken with the seasoning and oil mixture. Combine 6 oz (175 ml) beer with remaining 1 tbsp (15ml) dry seasoning and ketchup and pour into tube of ceramic chicken baker. Place chicken baker on a heat proof dish to catch the drippings as it cooks. Place chicken on top of tube and place in oven for 1.5-2 hours, until internal temperature of chicken thigh is 185 degrees Fahrenheit (85 degrees Celsius).

If using a BBQ, grill over indirect medium heat and use same instructions as oven.

When finished cooking, leave the baked chicken on roaster for 10 minutes before removing to carve.

There you have it—Maisie Jane’s Beer Can Chicken Gift Basket. Have someone special in mind who would enjoy this Beer Can Chicken gift basket as much as we do?! Think dads, grandads, uncles, etc. Trust us—this basket is the perfect alternative to the usual “guy gift!” At Maisie Jane’s we have so many unique gift basket varieties, there’s something for everyone on your list this holiday season. Check out all of our gift options at our online gift shop.

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Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Inc. was founded on strong beliefs and passion for offering unique, flavorful, top-quality, almond products. We strongly believe in earth-friendly practices that start on our family owned and operated orchards. We use Organic farming practices and continue in the process by using all natural ingredients with no preservatives or GMOs. We believe in honest, friendly, and helpful customer relations at all levels. We take pride in every task, every day, with every person.