Drunken Chicken

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (3-pound) chicken
  • Seasoned salt
  • House seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • House Seasoning:
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Preheat a charcoal grill over high heat. When the coals are hot and glowing, carefully push them over to the sides of the grill, leaving an open space in the middle of the grill. Wash and drain chicken. Coat the chicken inside and out with seasoned salt and House Seasoning. Open the can of beer and carefully insert a sprig of rosemary. Then, place the beer can into the body cavity starting at the rear of the chicken. Carefully place the chicken on the center of the grill, facing 1 of the banks of the coals, making sure not to spill the beer. Cover the grill and cook until chicken is done, approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning the chicken as necessary. The chicken is done when the juice runs clear.

Serve chicken with favorite BBQ sides.

House Seasoning:

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


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Mercy sakes alive! The recipe has way way way too much salt. I'm a pretty decent cook. I've built my own rub recipes for smoking anything that used to walk or fly. The "House Seasoning" is so salty I dumped it out after I tasted the meat. The skin was completely inedible, and even the meat was pushing it for saltiness. The setup for the rest was right on. I'd recommend using a more balanced recipe for the rub, and it should be good to go. This recipe is an overnight heart attack that even Jack LaLanne couldn't have survived. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easiest and best chicken recipe I've ever used item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious -- I love Paula, Jamie, and Bobby Deen's recipes. Wonderful southern recipes, easy to prepare, tender, and juicy. I would like to prepare this recipe in the oven as well and noticed one reviewer prepared it in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour. Thanks Paula for another delicious recipe made easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
we do your drunken chicken some times we put kool-aid in your can fruit juice in our chicken its fun to try all kinds of thing to the chicken try that yummmmmmmmmmm!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was OK but no better than buying a roasted chicken from a grocery store. It ends up costing about the same after you buy a beer and the rosemary. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was moistest chicken i've ever had. delecious item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you have a Big Green Egg, this is a wonderful way to roast a chicken. Heat BGE up to 450, put chicken on for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 or and cook another hour and fifteen minutes or so. Use the plate setter and yum, yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recepie Paula! I chose to use low sodium montreal chicken as a rub and added a few apple wood chips on the briquetts early during cooking. If the beer is not room tempeture, drink half of it first, it will come to boil faster, there's plenty left for cooking,and I have found it's always a good idea to get a headstart on your guests. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tender and very tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a huge fan of Paula but have never gotten around to attempting this recipe. Well as a present for my birthday, I got one of Paula's cookbooks with this recipe and finally broke down to cook it for my husbands side of the family one Sunday. It was by far the juiciest, most moist chicken I've ever seen or tasted in my life. My father in law (who is the most difficult man in the world to please) even enjoyed it! I paired it with Paula's Green Beans and New Potatoes and it made out for a wonderful Sunday afternoon meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe twice now. Both times in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour. Both times it has turned out perfect! Before I found this recipe, when roasting chicken, it always turned out too dry. If you haven't tried it, do it soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For easier handling & preventing flare-ups on the grill, put the chicken in a foil lined pie tin to catch the drippings, then make the best gravy you've ever tasted!!! My 5 pound bird cooked in 1 hr 15 min, so I wrapped it in foil to rest while I made gravy. This cooking method beats oven roasting anyday.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great outcome better than expected. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the moistest chicken I have ever had! Season the chicken however you like and it comes out wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe made a very moist, very tasty chicken. In the future I would put foil down on the grid so as to reduce the charring from the flame ups, but the chicken still came out delicious. The skin was a salty treat. Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this chicken was very good, but not spicy item not reviewed by moderator and published
extremly fantastic item not reviewed by moderator and published
tender and tasty the right amount of spice and flavor. I love this dish its srcumptious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We didn't really enjoy this too much. It was easy enough but the rub was a little too salty. It wasn't that much better than a rotisserie chicken you'd get at the grocery store. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am from Louisiana and this was done quite regularly growing up. Paula has it down pat! Most excellent and very very juicy bird! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've had a fear of cooking whole chickens for many years now. I got over my fear and gave this recipe a shot. It came out fabulously! It was so moist. I used the leftover chicken for salads! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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This dish is very moist and flavorful. We fix it often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good and an excellent alternative for something different to put on the grill when same old stuff starts losing it's thrill. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fun, super easy recipe that worked flawlessly. It turned out looking as golden delicious as shown in the photo. I didn't have a charcoal grill large enough and didn't want to do it with propane so chose to cook in the oven. I began at 375, then 325 and finished at 300 for a total time of 75 minutes (2 birds at 3.5 lbs each). This was another winner! Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've actually made this before but never rated it. As usual, my favorite Food TV star nailed it!!!!!!!! You really can't beat a Southern Girl recipe!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is best chicken. It is extremely easy to prepare and once done, so moist. I will definitely put this on my regular list of things to cook. It is good and easy to prepare for dinner guests as well. My guests thoroughly enjoyed it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
its very good paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would not make this again. Not impressed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this simple recipe. I've heard about the drunk chicken and hadn't tried it yet. This was super easy and delicious made great leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the most delicious chicken I've ever eaten! It's so easy, too, and while it's cooking (I did mine in the oven on 400 degrees) your mouth will water from the aroma it gives off! I have told everyone I know to try this and they all rave about it. Paula, you rock! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also did this in the oven as one reviewer had and it worked out perfect! During the last 30 minutes, uncovered, I basted the chicken with more beer...well, actually poured it on slowly...but it was sooooo good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband wanted to try your chicken recipe, but with a small difference. He put it in the smoker. However, he couldn't get a beer can inside our chicken, so he put the beer in the water bowl along with the rosemary. It was delicious. Guess we need to get a chicken with a bigger opening next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor! Sooo juicy.... Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the BEST chicken I ever had. I have made this at least 10 times and every time, there was not a morsel left. Paula, you have outdone yourself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a BIG hit up here where there is only about 1 week of summer (HA HA). I love to grill and anything like this deserves a chance. Glad I took the chance! All of our friends are hooked on it also. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this receipe for my Thanksgiving dinner last year and I loved it. My family really loved it too. The chicken is so juicy and tender it is to die for. This is the best chicken ever. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a huge hit, as I had not cooked for people in a very long time.I highly reccommend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe was sooo... easy. I added hickory chips to the grill, moist and delicious.Everyone loved it. Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had my son and grndson over the other night. Tried the drunken chicken and was just wowed over at how moist and good it was. It will become one of our favorite dishes. It was just like Paula showed on her show. Very easy to fix. Darlene Lane item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy. The chicken was tender and VERY juicy. This will be a regular at my house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a direct hit with chicken. I have made this many times and have also used minced garlic with the rosemarie inside the beer. Target sells an upright chicken holder gadget to use instead of the beer can. It still holds the important beer and is easier to clean than burnt chicken juices in your bar bq. It is located in the outdoor section of Target and might be a consideration. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was really good chicken nice and moist and that beer was sooo tastey! item not reviewed by moderator and published
In one word WOW!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very satisfied with the way my chicken turned out, considering it was cooked in the oven instead. The color wasn't golden brown throughout the whole chicken like the way Paula cooked her's on the charcoal grill, but overall the chicken was moist. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My son and I made this chicken last night for the first time and it turned out great. We had to make to of them and both of them were all eaten. This recipe is a keeper. Keep up the good work Paula I love to watch you when I can. Connie from TN item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS RECIPE IS DELICIOUS! THE CHICKEN IS SO JUICY! MY FAMILY LOVES IT SO MUCH THAT WE HAVE TO "BAR-B-Q" DURING THE WINTER MONTHS, TOO!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoyed trying this recipe and found that not only was it fun to make but it was the best chicken I'd had in a long time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The chicken was extremely moist and perfect flavor. I did this in the oven on 300 degrees for 1hr (covered) and then 30 min (uncovered). It was great;-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had two friends to diner and did 2 chickens, fryers not roasters. We dined like royalty on the most succulent chicken you can imagine. This was beyond easy, I added about a half tbls of minced garlic to the can of beer before I stuffed it with rosemary. I also made a rub of kosher salt, tarragon and poultry seasoning. This recipe is wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A very versatile recipe you can cook for the family or for guests and believe me....you will not have any left overs from this. I did three 3lb chickens for a family of six and it was all gone by the end of the meal. Kudos to Paula for such a easy pleasing recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As always Paula's recipes are the bomb-diggidy!!!! This was tender and great favor ... I serverd it with cheese and broccoli rice corn muffins and broccoli and cheese. A hit as always :o) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Chicken self-basted in booze rules! I've altered this recipe a bit, using 1/4 can of chicken broth and filling the rest of the can with Marsala wine (remove paper from can first- sounds like a no brainer, but I possessed no brain one day and forgot!)for a richer flavor (beer makes it very yeasty). The hardest part is defrosting the chicken, honestly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. Not a morsel left! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of the easiest and safest ways to grill chicken. The outside is crunchy and the inside is very moist. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw it on Paula's show and thought what a great and easy way to grill chicken so we tried it that night and thought it was mosit and delicious the bacon warped corn on the cob was good as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
VERY GOOD. A LITTLE TOO SALTY, WOULD NOT PUT TOO MUCH SALT NEXT TIME. A LITTLE HARD TO REMOVE THE BEER CAN. THE CHICKEN WAS VERY MOIST. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The most difficult part of this meal is trying to balance the chicken on the grill! =) (Hint: don't drink too much of the beer BEFORE attempting this balancing act!) It's a winner in our family. Super moist white meat, fabulous flavors throughout the whole chicken. Top all that with the ease of preparation and we've got a weekend favorite, rain or shine! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone laughed when I put the chickens on the grill, but the jokes about the "dancing chickens" ended when it came time to eat. An outstanding recipe, and lots of fun. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the tastiest chicken I've ever made. The meat was cooked perfectly, even the thighs and legs. Be careful with the salt mixture or it could be too salty; but what flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to prepare and so moist, you can't help but love this recipe. I would suggest a light beer however. We tried a dark, heavy one once and the results were disappointing. The heavy beer overpowered the delicate chicken flavor. Other than that, this was just amazing. Who comes up with this stuff? item not reviewed by moderator and published
moist and juicy so excellent item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one awesome bird. All I can say is, Paula is one heck of a cook. The flavor is amazing. It will for sure be added to my list of favorites. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am never disappointed with her recipes. This chicken was so moist and easy to make. I used Old Bay seasoning to season the chicken instead of house and seasoned salt. It was delicious! I made two chickens. One with beer and rosemary and one with coke and parsley. They were both wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe has been a staple in our house since the episode 1st aired. I love that the outside is nice and crispy and the inside is SUPER moist. item not reviewed by moderator and published
That is the best chicken I have ever had on the grill. We tried one with beer and one with a coke. We also did the bacon wrapped corn on the cob. Both are excellent and easy recipes!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
They don't get any easier than this. The chicken is absolutely wonderful. It's a great way to use up some of that rosemary ! I use a gas grill, indirect heat. It works fine. Also have used the oven. No problem. You can make it even easier with the racks they sell at Bed Bath and Beyond that hold the beer can. Nice ! I make two at a time. One for tonight and one for tomorrow. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We thought this looked like a fun receipe so we tried it and oh my gosh... this was great.. everyone should try this at their next bbq. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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