Beer can recipe using ranch dressing as a basting sauce. Really moist chicken. Drink half the can of beer and use the remainder for the recipe. It's summer, enjoy! You might even have time for another beer.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Preheat grill for low heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Place beer can on a disposable aluminum baking sheet and set chicken upright onto the can, inserting can into cavity. Mix ranch salad dressing, onion, garlic salt, salt, and ground black pepper in a bowl. Paint the outside of chicken with ranch dressing mixture.

  • Place chicken on the baking sheet on the preheated grill. As the chicken roasts, paint the skin several times with the ranch dressing mixture. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, not touching bone, reads 180 degrees F (80 degrees C), about 3 hours.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the ranch dressing mixture. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

792 calories; 64.3 g total fat; 151 mg cholesterol; 2703 mg sodium. 5.8 g carbohydrates; 42.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2012
This was my first attempt at beer butt chicken and hopefully someone will give it a better picture than I did. It was very moist and flavorful and that came mostly from the beer--even though I used Coors Light a very lightweight beer! I had a difficult time getting the ranch dressing to stick to it so my glaze didn't turn out quite like the author intended. I will look forward to trying it again after I read some helpful hints by other reviewers. Thanks for a great foray into beer butt chicken! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2012
This was my first attempt at beer butt chicken and hopefully someone will give it a better picture than I did. It was very moist and flavorful and that came mostly from the beer--even though I used Coors Light a very lightweight beer! I had a difficult time getting the ranch dressing to stick to it so my glaze didn't turn out quite like the author intended. I will look forward to trying it again after I read some helpful hints by other reviewers. Thanks for a great foray into beer butt chicken! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2012
This was my first attempt at beer butt chicken and hopefully someone will give it a better picture than I did. It was very moist and flavorful and that came mostly from the beer--even though I used Coors Light a very lightweight beer! I had a difficult time getting the ranch dressing to stick to it so my glaze didn't turn out quite like the author intended. I will look forward to trying it again after I read some helpful hints by other reviewers. Thanks for a great foray into beer butt chicken! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2013
Good very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2016
Loved it! Moist and delicious! My wife added some other herbs to the glaze and I added some garlic pepper and salt and pepper in the beer. Even my picky kids loved it and we're asking for more. Read More