Beer Basted Chicken Quarters

"With company on the way I needed a recipe that I knew would be a hit. This one worked great."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins


  • 6 chicken quarters
  • 1 chopped vidalia onion
  • 1 teaspoon Emeril's Original Essence
  • 2 teaspoons of mccormick Montreal roasted garlic chicken seasoning
  • 14 cup butter
  • 5 (8 ounce) cans beer
  • 1 cup chopped spring onion


  • Place the chicken quarters in a large plastic or glass container, pour 2 beers over the chicken letting it marinate in your refrigerator about 1 hour.
  • While your chicken is marinating, pour 2 beers and your chopped onion into a saucepan and bring your mixture to a boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Use caution to avoid boil-overs.
  • After 5 minutes of boiling, adjust the heat to Low and add 1 teaspoon of Emeril’s Essence, 2 teaspoons on McCormick’s Montreal Chicken Seasoning, and ½ stick of butter.
  • Allow your beer basting mix to simmer for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place your chicken on a rack in a large oven pan, then pour the beer from the marinade over the chicken so it drains to the bottom of the pan.
  • Season both sides of your chicken quarters with McCormick’s Montreal Chicken Seasoning.
  • Gently spoon about half of your beer basting mix over your chicken pieces.
  • Insert your roasting pan with your chicken on the middle rack of your oven.
  • After 25 minutes cooking time, carefully slide your oven rack out and spoon the remainder of your basting mix over your chicken pieces.
  • Slide the rack back into the oven and cook about 25 minutes more until your chicken is brown and crispy.
  • Remove your chicken from the oven, place the pieces on a serving dish, sprinkle with your chopped Spring onions.
  • Serve with corn on the cob and baked potatoes.
  • You did a great job, so open that 5th beer and enjoy it with your chicken as your guests compliment your culinary talent.

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  1. NormCooks I had high hopes for this recipe. It was ok, but not very flavorable. I marinated it for 4 hours and added garlic to the sauce. The flavors in the sauce were great but never made it into the chicken. I also had to run it under the broiler to crisp. Basicly I think it's a good recipe but needs some tweaking. I will try it again but I think I'll marinate the chicken in the sauce and try grilling it.


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