Slow Drunk Roasted Chicken


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
1 roasted chicken


  • 1 (4 to 6 pound) whole chicken

  • 1 small orange

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • salt and black pepper

  • 5 potatoes, quartered

  • 1 whole head garlic, cloves peeled but left whole

  • 12 baby carrots

  • 5 small white onions, peeled and quartered

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle lager beer (such as Foster's ®)


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1063 Calories
62g Fat
44g Carbs
76g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 1063
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 62g 79%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 284mg 95%
Sodium 463mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 76g
Vitamin C 57mg 287%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1685mg 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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