Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 hrs
The Beer is what make this chicken juicy. Also great for grilling
- Remove Innards from chicken and wash thoroughly.
- 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.
- Place chicken standing up on beer can inserted in the bottom and place in a roasting pan uncovered.
- Put Garlic Cloves up under the skin at top of Chicken and at bottom.
- Place a few cloves inside cavity Put a few drops of Hot Sauce inside the cavity if desired.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 4-5 hours.
- The beer will keep chicken from drying out.
- Check occasionally to make sure chicken is still standing upright on beer can and has not fallen over.
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!!!
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.