Moist, juicy chicken with roasted veggies cooked in a lager gravy...what more could a man want for dinner!

QueenMacAnnie
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Poke holes all over the orange with a fork, and insert the orange into the cavity of the chicken. Place the chicken into a deep roasting pan or Dutch oven, and coat well with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the potatoes, garlic cloves, carrots, and onions all around the chicken, and drizzle 1 more tablespoon of oil on the vegetables. Dissolve the chicken bouillon in the water, and pour into the pan with the beer. Cover the pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour; uncover the pan, and baste the chicken with the juices in the pan. Return the pan to the oven, uncovered, and cook for an additional 30 to 45 minutes, basting with juices every 15 minutes.

  • Raise the oven heat to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C), and bake the chicken until the skin is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, and remove the vegetables from around the chicken. Drain off the juices to make gravy, if desired, and cover the chicken with the pan lid. Allow the chicken to stand about 10 minutes before serving with the vegetables.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

1063 calories; 62 g total fat; 284 mg cholesterol; 463 mg sodium. 44.2 g carbohydrates; 75.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2010
i liked it ok but loved it after i made some changes. first i left out the oil and water as they were not needed. i poured 1/4 of the beer in a glass oven pan then 1/4 can of chicken broth to follow. then placed the chicken in the pan surrounding it with red potatoes(quartered) baby carrots and half an onion (sliced) poured the remaining beer and both over it all. then i seasoned the chicken and vegetables with pepper garlic powder seasoned salt and zatarans. then i zested the orange on top of the chicken poked holes in the orange then put it in the opening. i followed the baking instructions and it came out awesome although the vegetables may need to cook a little longer(remove chicken and cover cook veggies 15 mins at 450 for electric oven) its a must have at least twice a month in my household! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2010
I make Roasted Chicken all the time and this recipe was boring and really had no taste. With the two temperture changes and it being covered the first hr. it did come out moist. Moist is always good but bland is not. For those who have not tried this yet add some spices of your choice and I'm sure it would get a better rating. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2010
i liked it ok but loved it after i made some changes. first i left out the oil and water as they were not needed. i poured 1/4 of the beer in a glass oven pan then 1/4 can of chicken broth to follow. then placed the chicken in the pan surrounding it with red potatoes(quartered) baby carrots and half an onion (sliced) poured the remaining beer and both over it all. then i seasoned the chicken and vegetables with pepper garlic powder seasoned salt and zatarans. then i zested the orange on top of the chicken poked holes in the orange then put it in the opening. i followed the baking instructions and it came out awesome although the vegetables may need to cook a little longer(remove chicken and cover cook veggies 15 mins at 450 for electric oven) its a must have at least twice a month in my household! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2010
i liked it ok but loved it after i made some changes. first i left out the oil and water as they were not needed. i poured 1/4 of the beer in a glass oven pan then 1/4 can of chicken broth to follow. then placed the chicken in the pan surrounding it with red potatoes(quartered) baby carrots and half an onion (sliced) poured the remaining beer and both over it all. then i seasoned the chicken and vegetables with pepper garlic powder seasoned salt and zatarans. then i zested the orange on top of the chicken poked holes in the orange then put it in the opening. i followed the baking instructions and it came out awesome although the vegetables may need to cook a little longer(remove chicken and cover cook veggies 15 mins at 450 for electric oven) its a must have at least twice a month in my household! Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2010
I make Roasted Chicken all the time and this recipe was boring and really had no taste. With the two temperture changes and it being covered the first hr. it did come out moist. Moist is always good but bland is not. For those who have not tried this yet add some spices of your choice and I'm sure it would get a better rating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2010
I love chicken. Never tried a chicken recipe I didn't like but I "loved" this one. All I added were 2 tsps. of minced fresh rosemary. 1 on the chicken and 1 on the vegi's. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
Making it again tomorrow night - my husband loves it and it makes great sandwiches too. IMPORTANT NOTE... I have tried this recipe with different lager's and it makes a BIG difference in the taste. You need to use a lager with "bite" too it - if you can not find Fosters then the green bottles usually work and are easier to find in the supermarket. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/19/2010
I have to admit...I never liked mixing fruit with meat but thought I would give this one a go. Very moist but also bland with the exception of the very slight sweetness from both the lager and the orange. This one is not for us. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2010
A bit bland even though I noticed the other reviews and added fresh rosemary oregano and sage. And it needed way more salt and pepper than I thought. I used Blue Moon beer which goes really well with orange and I thought that aspect turned out pretty good. Tasty but add seasonings! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2010
Like many others I added fresh herbs (Sage/Rosemary/Thyme) for a bit more flavour. We stuck with the oil as it increases the browning. To stick with an October/Halloween theme we used "Vampire Maple Lager!" It was quite strong to drink but for this chicken it was superb. We will definitely make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2010
I liked this recipe but not much flavor right away. It tasted better the next day. Next time will try adding more spices but will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2011
I used a lemon instead of an orange and zested it first for coating the outside of the bird. I also used a hefeweizen instead of lager (lemon and hef is a natural combo) I also threw in some sweet potatoes instead of carrots and used boxed chicken stock instead of the bouillon cube. I would recommend a cast iron dutch oven as the cooking vessel if you have it. It works really well for this sort of recipe. Read More
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