CarolCooks2…In my kitchen…Beer Butt Chicken…

All you need is a chook, a can of beer(of )your choice, some sauce or dry spices maybe some bacon…Some veggies for the bottom of the pan so they can cook in the lovely juices while the chook is cooking…That’s it…Dinner sorted…

It is a lovely way to cook a chook…the meat stays moist and is so tender the kids loved it and demolished it like there was no tomorrow…

Let’s Cook!

  • A medium-sized chicken
  • A large can of beer..we used Heineken.
  • I tbsp of chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp of garlic granules or powder( not salt) unless you want to.
  • 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


We all concurred and agreed that drinking half of the can of beer  was for safety reasons…it 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

The chook is now ready to cook...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.

Of course, you can make it as spicy or not as you like we always vary our spices and rubs depending on what we feel like and now the kids eat spicier food we can up the spice bit cooking the chook this way keeps the flesh lovely and moist it just falls off the bone.


I hope you enjoyed reading this and will come back again for more recipes next week…see you tomorrow for Tropical Friday xx


Have a lovely week xx



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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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