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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

If you are scared of drying out your baked chicken, try the beer-in-the-butt chicken! It is for those of us without a rotisserie, didn't marinate the chicken, and want something juicy and delicious tonight - don't get me wrong you can definitely marinate it if you like.

I always buy my (meat, in general, but especially) chicken when it is on sale for under $1.00 per pound. Most times, it is a meal tonight and leftovers for something yummy tomorrow.

Here is momma's beer-in-the-butt chicken recipe:


Whole chicken
Olive oil (or any you have on hand)

Your favorite seasonings
I get a little spice crazy with it..
Brown sugar
Garlic powder
Cayenne pepper
onion powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Start with a whole chicken. Rinse out the cavity and all over the bird. Lay the chicken in a roasting pan, glass dish, or any baking pan. Rub with olive oil and then season with your rub (or just salt and pepper works just fine! Have a couple sips of the beer.. or get rid of half the beer anyway you like ;) ... Today I poured it into the baking dish.. should have saved it for my hubby! (No beer for me for at least six months!).

Here is another photo (less spices, but added fresh time in the cavity and under the skin) on a different night that we had the beer in the butt chicken - it is a great "go - to" and you can make more than one bird in the oven if you have guests... depending on the size it should not be longer than 1 hour and a half. Make some pasta or rice and serve with your favorite veggies.

Be sure to let the chicken rest for at least ten minutes before carving into it.


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