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Beer Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Beer Chicken

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"Harold will eat anything but only drinks Budweiser™. I discovered cooking with beer when he spent all our grocery money on it one week. Anyway, it's quick and easy and you can substitute chicken with anything."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the chicken drumsticks in a 9x13 baking dish. Season with rosemary, salt and pepper. Pour the beers in with the chicken.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until the chicken is browned and meat slides off the bone easily. Just you wait! You are going to love it!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 20, 2007

There are better recipes but AgnusPillsbury's profile gets 5 stars!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 10, 2005

Not the best chicken I have ever tasted. You don't need to use 2 cans of beer. One can is sufficient. The herbs and spices float off the chicken while cooking so it mostly tastes like beer. I would never make again.


22 Ratings

Dec 25, 2005

Very juicy chicken, but not much flavor to it. Don't need so much beer. I probably won't make this again.

Feb 16, 2007

I'm pretty sure this recipe and profile is a joke...rating is for profile, not chicken!

Oct 12, 2007

I prepared this recipe for a family gathering and everyone liked it, though my brother asked if I had any beer left over for drinking and my step-father said it was a waste of beer. It didn't have much of a beer flavor, which is good because I detest beer, but it gave it a mild yeasty flavor and it was moist and fell off the bone. I cooked it closer to two hours because I had two pounds of chicken and it was still slightly frozen.

Nov 29, 2006

I give this 4 stars but only because I tweak it. Puncture chicken and marinate chicken in beer, salt and pepper overnight in the refrigerator. Rub with rosemary, parseley thyme, and cloves, and a sprinkle of extra salt and pepper. Bake at 300 degrees for 2 hours.

Dec 08, 2010

I know there have been some jokes about this recipe but it WAS really good! It is a little hard to get it browned b/c of the beer bath but if you put it under the broiler for a few mins, that should help brown it up. The flavor was very flavorful, I added salt and pepper along with some garlic powder. In fact, I am going to make it again tomorrow! Thanks Agnuspillsbury for a yummy way to make the bird.

Jul 16, 2007

although i question the validity of this womans profile and claims, i have to say that cooking chicken in beer is indeed very good if done correctly. try using fresh sprigs of rosemary stuffed into the chicken. then empty half of a can of beer and sit the chicken upright on the can...bake until falling off the bone delicious. not a rosemary fan? season the darn thing with anything you like....its a 100% everytime tender chicken!!


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  • Calories
  • 335 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 134 mg
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 42.7 g
  • 85%
  • Sodium
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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