Drunk Chicken / Beer Can Chicken

Total Time
4hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 hrs

The Beer is what make this chicken juicy. Also great for grilling


  1. Remove Innards from chicken and wash thoroughly.
  2. Spread Butter all over outside of chicken (I can't believe it's not Butter spray works best) Coat chicken well with Garlic Salt and Lemon Pepper.
  3. Place chicken standing up on beer can inserted in the bottom and place in a roasting pan uncovered.
  4. Put Garlic Cloves up under the skin at top of Chicken and at bottom.
  5. Place a few cloves inside cavity Put a few drops of Hot Sauce inside the cavity if desired.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 4-5 hours.
  7. The beer will keep chicken from drying out.
  8. Check occasionally to make sure chicken is still standing upright on beer can and has not fallen over.
Most Helpful

i love this chicken! we've made this a lot only we call it "beer-in-the-butt chicken" - "drunk chicken" is a little less vulgar! but it is probably the best baked chicken i've ever had! everyone that has tried it, loves it!! it is very juicy and has a great flavor! we also only use butter, cavender's greek seasoning, salt and pepper on the outside of the chicken and only the beer inside - though i haven't actually tried this recipe, i will - but i know already that it will be wonderful!!!

elliebelle April 11, 2002

This recipe takes the "boring" out of chicken. It comes out moist and tender every time. I use butter and a barbecue spice seasoning (Mrs. Dash would be good too). It's absolutely delicious.

shecooks September 30, 2003