Is dad a fan of bubbly wine?  How about BBQs?  What if we combine bubbly wine and a Father’s Day BBQ?  I promise you, dad will absolutely love it!

To celebrate dad, we decided to take one of our most favorite BBQ dinners and, of course, bubbly-ize it.  And not to be biased, but I do often say that everything is better with bubbly and I am quite certain that rings true with this as well. 

But before we dive into the Father’s Day BBQ recipe, let’s learn something about the day we’re celebrating.

The official flower of Father's Day.

Five Father’s Day Facts

  1. The holiday was created by Sonora Smart Dodd who was 1 of 6 children being raised by a single dad.  She wanted to create a “mother’s day” for fathers. 
  2. President Lyndon B Johnson declared the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day, but it wasn’t a national holiday until President Nixon made it official in 1914.
  3. The official flower of father’s day is a rose. 
  4. The most popular gift is the necktie.
  5. According to Hallmark, it’s the 4th largest card sending holiday.

Father’s Day BBQ

As the master of the grill, we would bet experimenting is something dad loves to do.  Have you heard of beer can chicken?  It became hugely popular a few years ago where you take a whole chicken and cook it on the grill literally sitting on a beer can.  

House wine canned bubbly perfect for Father's Day.

Well you guessed it, we decided to do the same thing but with a can of bubbly.  And oh my goodness it was even better than beer can chicken.  In fact, there was a fight for leftovers the next day.  

Now we know dad is typically the grill master and you might be thinking, wait, he’s working on Father’s Day….and while that may be true, we promise it will be worth it!  So grab that canned bubbly and let’s get to it.

Bubbly Can Chicken

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 can House Wine Brut Bubbles
  • Olive oil
  • 1T each:
    • Paprika
    • Garlic powder
    • Onion powder
    • Himalayan pink salt
    • Thyme
    • Oregano
    • Black Pepper
How to prepare Bubbly Can Chicken for the perfect Father's Day BBQ
  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the spices, mix well.
  2. Prepare your chicken by removing the giblets and neck.  Rinse the chicken inside and out.  Place on paper towel and pat dry.
  3. Rub olive oil all over the chicken.
  4. Take your seasonings and rub all over the chicken.  Be sure to get some spices inside the cavity as well or simply save some to put into your bubbly can.
  5. Take your can of bubbly and empty about 1/4-1/2 of it then place it either directly onto the grill or onto a plate. With the legs of the chicken pointing downward, lower your chicken onto the bubbly can.  The chicken should remain upright.
  6. Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour-1 hour 15 minutes.  
  7. Use a meat thermometer to ensure it is cooked through:  white meat = 160 degrees and dark meat = 165 degrees.
  8. Remove from grill carefully (remember that can is HOT!) and cover with aluminum foil.  Let it sit 10 minutes before carving.
  9. Carve and enjoy.  And you’ll probably want a few more cans of House Wine Brut Bubbles to pair with this.
Bubbly can chicken for your Father's Day BBQ

Note:  This can also be cooked in the oven.  The only difference is in step 5, you will dump that bubbly into the bottom of the roasting pan.  Follow the rest of the directions exactly and you will not be disappointed.

Bubbly canned chicken can be cooked on the grill or in the oven.

Canned bubbly is much easier to find than it once was.  And if you can’t find the House Wine canned bubbly, just be sure you grab a brut bubbly.  

If you follow us over on Instagram, you know House Wine Brut Bubbles is my go-to for canned bubbly and I take it to every backyard BBQ I go to…not to mention keep it stocked in my own fridge for those evenings I just want some bubbly on the balcony but not a whole bottle.  

Want more?

Maybe dad is more of a breakfast guy?  If that’s the case, we have some options for you.  Did you check out our Epic Breakfast Charcuterie Board yet?  Everyone (especially the men) were fighting over these options.  

Or maybe dad doesn’t want to work and loves Mexican food, then check out The Most Amazing Mexican Charcuterie Board

If you’re looking for a special bubbly cocktail, check out the blog or Bubbly Side of Life on Pinterest for the perfect accompaniment.  

This father’s day is a special one for me.  I wrote all about it in my post:  How Drinking Bubbly Can Fight the Darkness of Alzheimer’s.  Yes, sadly, my own dad has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and we are raising funds to help fight the battle.  And this year, the major fundraiser happens to fall on father’s day.  So if you have the means, we would appreciate it so much!

How are you celebrating Father’s Day?

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