12 Reviews

Great Bird!

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Mrs. Ambrosia February 28, 2010

This bird was sooo Juicy! this was also my first Beer Can Chicken. I did not use the Chinese 5 Spice powder because when i went to buy it , there were several ingredients that i dont care for, and i didnt want to risk the chicken. Otherwise, I followed the recipe 100% I purchsed one of those Holder/Stands specifally made for beer can chicken. It worked awesome. I love how the basting spray crisps the skin (my favorite part), however the BF doesnt care for the skin so I think next time the only thing i might do different is use my meat injector and inject some of the liquid Basting Spray into the breast of the chicken for some flavor. This Is an AWESOME RECIPE.

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MyMagicMoo December 31, 2009

Such a good recipe. The chicken was very flavourful and moist. I added a little Louisiana Hot Sauce to the spray for a little extra zing. I can't wait to make this recipe again. Thanks for posting.

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Nathan H March 07, 2009

Well I tried this recipe this weekend. I put the chicken in the oven and OMG what a delicious chicken it was. I was wondering how I can adopt this for turkey. This is a fantastic recipe. I used Chinese spices from a soup mix that I had because I did not have the Chinese 5 Spice Powder and it was still fantastice. Just the perfect balnce of sweet, salt and sour. The meat was so moist and tender. LLOVED IT RAVENHAVEN

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jravendhran November 12, 2007

This is very good. I did change it from "beer butt" to "orange soda butt" but other then that followed the recipe. We really liked the rub and then the spray put it over the top....delicious. I am having a bbq next weekend and this is going to be the main event. thank you for this delicious chicken recipe.....Stephanie

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mommyoffour August 15, 2007

I have made a few Beer Butt Chicken recipes and this rates #1 with my family! I did not use the Chinese five spice but otherwise followed the recipe for the rub exactly. I used 2 small frying chickens and they took about 1 hour on indirect heat. I think it is the basting spray (which I applied with a brush) is what made the difference. Yum, can't wait for sandwiches!

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GaylaV June 25, 2007

This was a very good recipe. The only changes we made were omitting Chinese 5 spice as we did not have it on hand, cooked chicken in oven instead of grill (too cold outside!), and we used a basting brush instead of spray. All in all, very tasty dinner! Thank you for sharing!

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Scrapbook Lori December 31, 2006

Awesome tasting, we prepared this en mass this summer up at the cottage and everyone loved the flavor. We will definitely be trying this again, thanks for posting

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Bekeur November 19, 2006

I made this knowing that I'm not a Chinese 5 spice powder fan but figured with only 1/2tsp it would be fine. It wasn't, but that's not the fault of the recipe. Dh enjoyed it. I made 1/2 a recipe of the spray-on basting liquid and that was just the right amount.

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sugarpea May 20, 2006

This is awesome! Both my daughters (ages 8 and 10) loved it too.

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ctaylor May 19, 2006
John and Erin's Beer Butt Chicken / Beer Can