Beer Bottom Chicken

Roasted super moist whole chicken with a thin, crispy crust

Beer Bottom Chicken

Beer Bottom Chicken

Roasted super moist whole chicken with a thin, crispy crust

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Chicken

By Jennifer Dureja

Published On: 20 Jan 2004

Rating: 3
2 Votes, 2 Reviews
Write a Review
30 Minutes
Served : 6
Print Recipe



Step 1

Wash and pat dry whole chicken.

Step 2

Mix together the dry rub ingredients.

Step 3

Apply the above dry rub mixture to the inside and outside of the bird.

Step 4

Allow to sit up to an hour in the refrigerator.

Step 5

Divide beer in half, pouring 6 oz. in a spray bottle and leaving the remaining 6 oz. in the beer can.

Step 6

Mix the beer with basting ingredients. Set aside.

Step 7

Mix together the ingredients for steaming and place inside the beer can.

Step 8

Place bird on top of beer can and place on grill using legs as a pedestal, using the indirect heat method*.

Step 9

Allow to cook for 1 1/4 - 2 hrs.

Step 10

While cooking, baste the chicken using basting spray several times throughout the process.

Step 11

:- When the thigh reaches 180 degrees and the skin is crispy and brown and the juices run clear, it is fully cooked.

Step 12

Carefully place the bird on a heat proof surface and allow to rest for about 10 mins.

Step 13

Carefully remove the beer can by holding the bird with tongs and using an oven mitt, as the can and contents are extremely hot.

Step 14

*The indirect cooking method:-

Step 15

For Charcoal Grills:-
:- Place coals on one side of barbecue grill, cook chicken over the other side, placing a disposable aluminum pan under the bird to catch drained fat. Add 6-8 coals every 30 mins.

Step 16

For Multiple Burner Gas Grills:-
:- Turn gas to medium on one burner, place chicken over an unheated burner.

Step 17

For oven use:-
:- Place in a disposable pie pan and add 1/4 cup of water to the bottom. Cook at 350ª.

pradeep shah

what is smoke ??


good recipe.... thanks.. jai

Leave your Review

More by This Author

Top Contributors

  • Recipes of Rekha Shanmugam

    Rekha Shanmugam

    Rekha Shanmugam, a talented house wife is excellent in cooking varieties of new dishes. Her recipes are unique and healthy too. She used to provide recipes with simple porcedures and less time consuming

  • Recipes of Sapna Mumtaz

    Sapna Mumtaz

    Sapna Mumtaz, a well talented person and also a very creative person. Her recipes are always unique. She used to provide us varieties of recipes from different types of cuisines.