Beer Basted Chicken Quarters

Recipe by NormCooks
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.