"This is the best chicken recipe ever, crispy on the outside and so very moist on the inside. It is a family favorite, and my kids can't get enough of it. I strain the veggies and use a little cornstarch and water to make a delicious gravy. Serve with a simple salad and rolls.
" — Debbie
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1 (12 fluid ounce) can
1 (3 pound)
sweet onion, sliced
seasoned salt, to taste
1 (14.5 ounce) can
low-sodium chicken broth
red potatoes, sliced
I wanted to rate this with 5 stars. It is a very good recipe, however, the one thing I would caution against is the use of the beer can. Due to many countries importing and exporting metals, and not knowing if lead could exist in the can, I would like to suggest using a container, which is oven safe for the beer. The labeling on the can could also carry toxins in the paint used to decorate or advertise. I have found small oven safe bowls for this purpose, and they do come in handy for other uses as well.
Do not do this without the chicken rack. Mine toppled over on the beer can. Complete disaster in my oven. It was still good lying down, but not what I had worked for.
AWESOME!!!!! This is the best chicken ever! You can get the stand for a couple of bucks at the local grocery. I was in a hurry this time and just cooked on a broiler pan in the oven and cooked veggies separately. Came out great. This is a huge hit every time I make it. With the left overs, I take the carcass and boil. Remove bones etc.. it makes a great soup with some added noodles and seasoning. This last time I froze the soup and when the weather cools down it will be an easy dinner to thaw and add some simple dumplings for a hearty Chicken and Dumplings dinner. This is a true winner and can easily be a 2 in 1 meal.
I roast a lot of chicken using a "stand-up" chicken rack (round pan with two metal arches you impale the chicken on). But this is the very best-tasting. While I tried using orange juice instead of oranges, it didn't really work. But the rest of the seasoning was amazing...especially if you use fresh rosemary with the onion slices. I also used poultry seasoning rubbed onto the greased chicken. The smell in the house drove us crazy, it was so good. I will definitely be using this recipe almost weekly.
This recipe is delicious. I have used it many times. I use the most awesome vertical chicken roaster from QVC! It has a place to put the beer, juice, wine, etc. in the center and then you can place the veggies all around. You don't have to worry about the chicken falling over. It can be used in the oven, bbq grill, etc. It also has many other uses. I have three of them. If you use this recipe a lot, you would love this item. Thanks for sharing your recipe....it makes me hungry!
Delicious, and so easy! BUT I have one caution. It is NOT safe to use beer cans for cooking. The coloring used on the label is not food grade, and the aluminum can and its plastic interior coating can give off toxic fumes when heated to cooking temperature. There are several reasonably priced "beer can" cookers available.. I use one called the "Poultry Pal". Be safe!
This is good. If you really want to jazz it up buy yourself a bottle of "Herbs de Provence". It is made up of all the herbs the French grow and use. It has rosemary, thyme,summer savory, lavender, marjoram, basil, sage and oregano mixed together in one jar. It is much cheaper to buy it already made up than to make it your self. You can find a million used for herbs de provence. It is killer on lamb with lots of garlic!
I always make my chicken like this only w/o the beer. I put seasoned ckn broth in the can. I do have 2 tips to share. I have a rack for my ckn [walmart $5]. But sometimes I make more than one ckn & I use a 24oz can to avoid the can tipping over and I also place a wad of foil or a small potato over the neck of the ckn to keep the meat nice & moist. Enjoy!! P.S. That's a 16 oz can not 24 oz.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Beer Butt Rosemary Chicken
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 431
** Calories from Fat: 156
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