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Garlic Herb Beer Butt Chicken

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"This is the easiest, juiciest, most flavorful chicken you will ever make!"
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Ingredients

2 h 30 m servings 436 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 whole chickens)

Directions

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  1. Rinse chickens and pat dry inside and out with paper towels. Rub skin of chickens with 1/4 cup softened butter. Mix paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper in a small bowl and sprinkle chickens with about half the seasoning mix. Reserve remaining seasonings for later step.
  2. Make a small hole in the skin between the breast and leg of each chicken; use your finger to loosen breast skin and push 1 or 2 cloves of garlic beneath the breast skin. Place parsley, oregano, and thyme in the cavity of each chicken. Let the chickens marinate 1 hour, or up to overnight refrigerated.
  3. Preheat grill for low heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Place 2 garlic cloves into each partially full can of beer and remove herbs from chicken cavities; stuff the herbs into the beer cans. Spray each chicken with cooking spray and sit the chickens up on the beer cans, inserting cans into the cavities to hold chickens upright.
  5. Place a large section of aluminum foil on grill; stand chickens up on the foil. Baste chickens with 1/4 cup melted butter and sprinkle with remaining seasoning mix.
  6. Grill chickens until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into a thigh of each bird reads 180 degrees F (80 degrees C), about 2 hours.

Footnotes

  • Partner tip: Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 436 calories; 27.3 g fat; 3.7 g carbohydrates; 39 g protein; 137 mg cholesterol; 161 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This chicken was phenomenal~ After adding salt! Instead of garlic powder, I used garlic salt. I also used minced garlic under the skin since I didn't have any garlic cloves, and put some of the...

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Very disappointed. I made exactly as directed and this just wasn't tasty for us. The meat wasn't juicy and the paprika was over powering. Maybe I had a sub par organic chicken? I may try this ag...

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This chicken was phenomenal~ After adding salt! Instead of garlic powder, I used garlic salt. I also used minced garlic under the skin since I didn't have any garlic cloves, and put some of the...

The best thing about any beer can chicken is how moist and tender the meat is - this is no exception. The absence of salt was very noticeable - this really needed a nice sprinkling of kosher sa...

I have been searching for a low sodium beer can chix recipe. Some ppl can't or shouldn't have the salt. The others can put it on their plate. Thank you Berube24. I also substituted butter for...

Great recipe, Just pulled it out of the oven , so pretty I posted a pic on facebook !! Great taste and juicy .. sooo juicy , everyone loved it , thanks !!

This was sooo good. I knew it would need salt so I added seasoning salt. I can't believe someone would give this recipe one star without trying it!

Excellent! Fall off the bone delicious. I followed Recipe exactly and it was great. Family loved will make again. One thing I did want to say is that I cooked with a 6lb chicken and it took alo...

Very disappointed. I made exactly as directed and this just wasn't tasty for us. The meat wasn't juicy and the paprika was over powering. Maybe I had a sub par organic chicken? I may try this ag...

The chicken was absolutely terrific -- it was moist and flavorful. I did make two changes to the recipe. Instead of using 2/3 can of beer I mixed it evenly with apple juice. I also used prepa...

Berube24, Simply Awesome. Have been looking for the perfect Beer But Chicken recipe - AND THIS IS IT!!!!! Moist and full of flavor, the best I have ever had. I even took it to a covered dish d...