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

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

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