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Beer Roasted Lime Chicken

Rated as 4.21 out of 5 Stars

"Beer roasted chicken stuffed with limes brings a whole new dimension to chicken. It's both flavorful and juicy. This recipe is absolutely to die for!"
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2 h 15 m servings 398
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper. Squeeze the juice from the lime over the whole chicken, then place the halves into the cavity of the chicken. Set the half full beer can in the center of a roasting pan or baking dish, and place the chicken over it in an upright position with the beer inserted into the cavity. Pour water into the bottom of the pan. Cover the chicken with aluminum foil, and place roasting pan and all into the oven.
  3. Roast the chicken for about 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, removing foil during the last 20 minutes. Baste occasionally with the drippings. When finished, the internal temperature of the chicken should be 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) when taken in the meatiest part of the thigh. Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before serving.


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 398 calories; 22.9 2.9 41.1 129 1289 Full nutrition

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You cannot go wrong with a beer butt chicken. I make this about once every 2 weeks and my family never grows tired of it. I usually use about 2-3 limes and stuff one of them (or an onion) in th...

Most helpful critical review

I followed the directions perfectly and my chicken didn't taste anymore like lime than it did when it started out :(

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You cannot go wrong with a beer butt chicken. I make this about once every 2 weeks and my family never grows tired of it. I usually use about 2-3 limes and stuff one of them (or an onion) in th...

I decided to make this meal and then as I started to prepapre to cook I thought I realised I did not know what I should do with the chicken or beer can. After looking at the reviews and no one ...

We've made a number of beer-can chickens, so I spiced this one up a bit. It turned out great and was probably the best one we've ever done. I made a basic barbecue rub (paprika, salt, pepper,...

Many of the previous reviews for this recipe indicate that there is not much flavor. I have been doing Beer can Chicken for a number of years. I use Montreal Steak seasoning. Mix 3 Tbsp. Montrea...

VERY GOOD! I, like most, made a couple of modifications to the original recipe. I squeezed a couple of teaspoons of lime juice into the beer and dropped two cloves of garlic in the can as well...

Out of this world! Also put the lime under the skin and used a brown sugar and garlic rub. Family couldn't get enough!! Chicken fell out the bone. So moist and delicious! Thank you for this wond...

Any recipe that starts with me drinking 1/2 a beer is OK in my book. We already had a beer chicken holder so we used that ($2 at the grocery store). The chicken was incredibly moist and flavorfu...

This chicken came out fantastic, amazingly tender, meat fell right off the bone. Only modifications I made were: using 2 limes, one halved as directed, other cut into wedges, and placed under sk...

this was great! a big hit~ I added cilantro, garlic,1/4 purple onion and lemons and it was fabulous! I also put lime wedges in the beer... excellent recipe and super easy!!I will definately make...