Beer Butt Chicken…


Beer Butt Chicken

I have seen this recipe many times over the years but never tasted it until my son gave me a demo…It was lovely and moist and even the kids and they are good eaters demolished it like there was no tomorrow.

He tweaked the recipe as it would have been too hot for the little ones and served the sauce separate rather than basting the chicken at the end with it…But for all, you die-hard spicy food lovers go ahead…

  • A medium sized chicken
  • A large can of beer..he used Heineken.
  • I tbsp of chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp of garlic granules or powder( not salt) unless you want too.
  • I tbsp of sugar
  • I tbsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika powder.

Rub all this over the chicken it gets messy guys.

Open your preferred can of beer….drink half…

Then sit your chicken on the beer can and take a picture…lol

Beer butt chicken (4)

We concurred and agreed that drinking half gave room in the can for the steam to rise, cook the chicken and keep it moist from the inside and also prevented a nasty explosion…mmmm

Put it in a preheated oven at 200 degrees and cook..timing depends on the size of your chook and ours took I hour 25 minutes.

5 minutes before the end of cooking take 100ml of your favourite spicy sauce and heat with 50gm butter until butter has melted pour over the chook and cook for a further 5-10 minutes.

beer butt chicken 2

As I said before because we were cooking for children as well and they do eat a certain amount of spice even the little one( 5 yrs) her favourite being Beef Salad( Yum Nua) and she eats it saying “ped” (hot) with tears running down her face but still eating because she likes it…typical Thai πŸ™‚

We then heated the sauce, we used Siracha with the 50gms of butter and also added the meat juices and used it as a dipping sauce.Β It was nice but meant the chicken was not too spicy. Just nice…

I hope you enjoyed reading this and will come back again for more recipes.


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      1. Carol Post author

        Yes but beers come in a six pack so by the time your chook is ready for the oven you should have half a can..left???


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