Beer in the Butt Chicken

Leah Stacey Recipe

By Leah Stacey CookingMaven

5 Min
1 Hr 30 Min

I was invited over to one of my friend's house for dinner and they served this. It is so juicy and moist and super easy to make! Great for tailgating. You can purchase your chicken stand at walmart or online. Just be careful you might be fighting over the crisp skin!

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whole 4-5lb chicken
1/2 can(s)
beer or dark soda
your favorite rub, i like lawery's perfect blend chicken and poultry rub
chicken stand. if it just me and the family i use one but if i have guest over i cook 2 at the same time on the grill
disposable pie tin
1 c

Directions Step-By-Step

put your chicken stand on the pie tin. grab your can of beer or dark soda and pour half of it out. Place the can in the can holder on the stand.
Make sure that there isn't any chicken parts stuffed inside the chicken. If so just discard it. Rinse the chicken off inside and out.
Slide the chicken on the stand, butt down over the can.
pour the rub in your hand and rub it onto the chicken all over. Don't forget to rub it under the wings and the inside of the legs.
place the pie plate and chicken on the grill. Pour about 1/2 a cup of water into the pie tin. This helps keep the skin from burning. Cook on med-low for about 1 1/2 hours. Checking periodically. The water in the pie tin will start to evaporate so make sure you add that other 1/2 of cup half way through cooking. About and hour into cooking I get my meat thermometer and stick it one of the breast(not touching the bone). When the temp reaches 165 degrees then your done!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Oct 12, 2010 - Leah Stacey shared this recipe with discussion group: Southern Cooks Unite
Oct 12, 2010
sounds great! i must try it :)
Auntie Suzie Sinclair AuntieSuzie
Oct 12, 2010
Get er done, I've heard of this recipe before, excluding the rub,and everyones says the chicken couln't be more moist, I still have to try it,your way and my way,seasoning that is. Then we'll see...
Cindy Beard TNLuLu
Oct 12, 2010
Heck yes! Y'all this is gooood. I think the beer is better. Tt is so good and so moist.
Rachel Perkins Nobles ruenboobearsmom
Oct 12, 2010
I have did this several is super easy and super great! Very moist bird...
Juliann Esquivel Juliann
Oct 13, 2010
i have two stands and this recipe I do with a dark beer. It is to die for especially the skin. Crisp and delicious. Thanks for the post. LOL
Patsy Weaver loveisalive65
Oct 15, 2010
Wonderful recipe. Used several times. Meat is so tender.
Jan 8, 2011 - Leah Stacey shared this recipe with discussion group: Lite and Healthy Eats!
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Mar 28, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Nancy Hearell rayna304
May 15, 2011
Can this be cooked in the oven instead?
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Aug 4, 2011
Nancy I'm just now reading this message, sorry. Yes you can cook it in the oven. I have a friend who has done it. I;m not sure what temp though.
Nancy Bell Nancy_Bell
Nov 17, 2012
Im just wondering... how come you are discarding the beer? Have a sip!
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Nov 17, 2012
ha nancy! I discard it in a cup and drink it later. I only drink the soda though.