Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Cooking with Beer - Drunken Beer Roasted Chicken

This is a great recipe for a super flavorful and juicy roasted bird. Used this recipe for chicken, duck, turkey, or whatever fowl you're roasting.

The alcohol in the beer tenderizes the meat and gently flavors it through and through.

Use whatever beer you like.  I used part of an open growler of Two Roads white IPA and a bottle of my hubby's nut brown ale home brew.  I don't think it came to quite three bottles, what the recipe calls for, but it was very tasty.


Drunken Beer Roasted Chicken

1 Whole Roasting Chicken
3 Bottles of Beer
2 Tablespoons Spicy Guinness Mustard
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Medium Onion, Halved
1 Teaspoon Seasoned Salt
Vegetables - Potatoes, Carrots, Yams, Parsnips, Fennel, Etc.

Combine the beer, mustard, ground pepper and cayenne pepper.

Place the chicken and onion in a pot lined with a crock pot liner or other bag that's large enough to hold the chicken and liquid. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag with a twist tie or by other means. Place in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for at least four hours.

Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit.

Remove the chicken from the marinade and place in a roasting pan.  Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoned salt - I use Tony Chachere.

Surround the chicken with whatever veggies you want to roast with it; I used carrots and fingerling potatoes tossed with olive oil and seasoned salt.  I also roughly chopped the onion and mixed that in with the vegetables.
Roast the chicken for an hour and a half or until the internal temperature between the thigh and body is 180 degrees. Don't over cook.  And don't wait for that silly pop up thingy to actually pop up. This chicken was perfect and that thing never popped.

This skin will be crisp and brown, the inside will be perfectly juicy and tender.
Allow the chicken to rest at room temperature for about 15 minutes before slicing.

Serve with this Beerific Sausage and Apple Stuffing!

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