Soda Can Roast Chicken Recipe

Soda Can Roast Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1 whole chicken (we used free-range), about 1.3 kg.
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream (yes, thick)
  • 4 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons rock salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Rinse the chicken and wipe inside and out with a kitchen towel.
  • Mix together the garlic, coconut cream, Sriracha, salt and pepper.
  • Spread the paste all over the chicken, including the cavity.
  • Place the chicken in a bowl. If any marinade remains, pour over the chicken. Cover with cling film and let sit in the fridge overnight. For best results, turn the chicken over after about six hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 410F.
  • Take an empty soda can and half fill with water.
  • Stand the soda can upright and lower the chicken into it so that half of the soda is inserted into the chicken’s cavity. The water inside the can will make sure that the can is heavy enough to anchor the chicken. The water will also create steam during cooking that will help keep the chicken meat moist.
  • Roast the chicken at 410F for 15 minutes. Lower the heat to 375F and continue roasting for another 45 minutes.
  • Allow the chicken to rest for about ten minutes before cutting.