beer roasted chicken

updated with new photos! (and also a rub i purchased from little goat)

i don’t really like chicken, but i’ve finally found a recipe i like! it’s moist and juicy, cheap and easy.

this is perfect if you have a ton of veggies you need to get rid of, some chicken stock, and little to no time. also, it may be the easiest/laziest recipe ever.

beer roasted chicken

adapted from delicious philosophyfruits and vegetables, and simply scratch.

prep time: 5 min | total time: 1 hour  | serves: 3-4 (depending on chicken)

what you need:

  • whole free range chicken with skin on, split – or just thighs, breasts, drumsticks..whatever chicken you want.
  • any vegetables – you can throw them in with the chicken or on a separate pan and rack to roast
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • olive oil, salt, pepper, cajun seasoning, cayenne, ground mustard, a hint of soy sauce – orrrr, this awesome rub from little goat
  • 1 beer
  • 1/2 can chicken stock/broth (sometimes i use tomato sauce if i want to get rid of it in the fridge/pantry)

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get it done:
  • marinate the chicken pieces in the mustard, garlic, soy, olive oil, cayenne, salt, and pepper. i like to throw the chicken in a large ziplock bag and let it sit.

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  • heat oil in a pan over medium heat to quickly sear the chicken (i just do it for 4-5 minutes quick…you can also skip this step if you are super lazy)
  • preheat oven to 425
  • throw veggies in an oven safe dish and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic

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  • layer the chicken on top of the veggies, pour over with beer & broth and throw it in the oven for about 55 minutes

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2 comments

  1. Pingback: garlic cream cheese mashed potatoes « CHiEATS

  2. Megan

    Sooo heres the thing with this chicken….its making my cooking look bad!! I made it last night, and for the SECOND TIME when duplicating a ChiEats meal, the response that I received from the audience (my boyfriend and dog) was “This is the best chicken you’ve ever made” . I used sweet potatoes, asparagus, green beans, red peppers and carrots with my chicken and it was a bit spicy (duh! I love the spice!) and so moist. I had some extra juice after and made a little gravy on the stove, mashed potatoes (next time it will be the delish garlic cream cheese potatoes!) and seriously this was such a good weeknight meal!!

    Oh ChiEats, how will you make my cooking look bad next?!?

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