Beer Butt Chicken

Are you tired of your normal weeknight roast chicken recipe? Well, you can definitely liven up your weeknight chicken repertoire but having some fun with this Beer Butt Chicken. The hardest part of this recipe is having the aromas fill your house while it is cooking and knowing that you can't eat it yet! If you have a few spices, some butter, a chicken and a beer can you can have this chicken ready in under an hour and a half. So while the chicken is cooking in the oven, you can prepare your sides, do laundry or catch the latest episode of Law and Order: SVU that you might have missed. This chicken recipe is honestly the most tender, flavorful and juicy chicken that I have ever had. There are so many variations on what rub you can use to flavor your chicken, too, so if you want to make up your own recipe - go for it!

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 2 Tbsp chicken seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (12 oz) can beer
  • 1 (4 lb) whole chicken

Here We Go:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a small bowl, melt 1/2 cup butter
  • Mix in garlic salt, chicken seasoning, salt and pepper
  • Discard 1/2 the beer, leaving the remainder in the can
  • Place can on a disposable baking sheet
  • Set chicken on can, inserting can into the cavity of the chicken (Or you can use a beer butt chicken stand like the one I have and it makes things a little easier but you definitely don't have to!)
  • Rub butter mixture onto chicken
  • Place baking sheet with beer and chicken in oven
  • Cook for about 1- 1 1/2 hours or until chicken internal temperature is 180 degrees

Serves 4-6
Happy Feasting!


Joanna said...

Everytime I see a beer butt chicken it makes me giggle. I know, very immature of me! It does look yummy though!

Kate said...

I feel the same way about this chicken! haha!

Dara said...

Love it, this is one of those recipes I've always wanted to make. I just assumed this would be difficult, but you have made it so easy. Great post.

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

Hehe beer butt ;) Would the chicken really stand on a can without that fancy stand? I really want to try this method!! :)

Michelle said...

My FAVORITE way to do chicken!!