When Arby’s discussed the concept of creating a Beer Can Chicken Sandwich, Executive Chef Neville Craw was determined to come up with a recipe that could make the product in restaurants better than if you made it at home.
When developing the sandwich, Chef Neville discovered that when making Beer Can Chicken at home through the traditional on-the-grill preparation, the grill doesn’t get hot enough to create steam from the beer that would penetrate the meat as it’s intended to do, infusing it with flavor.
So when the team began creating Arby’s version of the Beer Can Chicken, they were determined to have the beer flavor the meat. Thanks to a unique partnership with Miller High Life, they were able to do just that.
“We marinated the chicken breast with Miller High Life, smoked it and sliced it.” Neville Craw, Executive Chef, Arby’s
The final product developed into two unique sandwiches — the Original Beer Can Chicken Sandwich and the Tall Boy Sandwich.
The Original Beer Can Chicken Sandwich features beer-marinated smoked chicken with melted cheddar cheese, crispy onions, pepper bacon, lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli on a toasted specialty roll.
The Tall Boy Sandwich features beer-marinated smoked chicken, pit-smoked ham and a crispy chicken filet with melted cheddar cheese, crispy onions, pepper bacon, lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli on a toasted specialty roll.
“Beer Can Chicken is the gold standard for tender, juicy, flavorful chicken.
We’ve got a fun partnership with Miller High Life on this sandwich, and I’m very excited to see what this can do in our test markets.” Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, Arby’s
Both the Beer Can Chicken Sandwich and the Tall Boy Sandwich are available for a limited time in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Augusta, Georgia and Tulsa, Oklahoma.