Dancing Chicken – a beer chicken recipe


(Contribution by PingPong)
It was my parents anniversary and my mother asked me to prepare two beer chickens for the anniversary party.  Just a small party for the family, and two beer chickens should do the job.

It is a very easy recipe to cook, and can be done indoors or outdoors.   In the summer time when the weather is good, it is best done outdoors, as the heat from the grill can quickly warm up the house.

There are many stories about the origin of the beer chicken.   One can easily imagine how this beer chicken recipe can just happen by accident.   A beer drinker/ barbeque enthusiast was preparing his chicken barbeque and accidentally put his chicken on top of a half-drunk beer.  He couldn’t find his beer can and opened another one.  Later, when the barbeque was done, the cooked chicken was amazingly moist. The secret?  His half-drunk beer underneath the chicken.

From then on, beer cans have been deliberately placed under the chickens to obtain a moist texture.

The recipe:

rub with your favorite spices
baste with your favorite sauces

Bake or BBQ at 350 degrees F for 2-1/2 hours.
Check and baste at one hour intervals
Bravo!  You’ve got it.  Easy to cut up.
Moist and tender chicken chunks that would melt in your mouth.


8 comments on “Dancing Chicken – a beer chicken recipe

  1. Hey guys! Thanks for visiting this blogpost. I did not specify a basting marinade or spices, as I want to leave that to your imagination. Personally, I like an Italian marinade. Feel free to send in your comments with your favorite sauces and spice combination or your affair with Beer Chickens.

  2. Hi friend!
    This is the first time I heard about beer chicken. It look like a normal barbeque chicken to me. Is it taste like beer?

  3. It is basically barbeque chicken, and there is a tint of beer in the taste. The vapor from the beer keeps the chicken tender, juicy and moist.

  4. Eating animal produce is bad for your long term health. And it’s bad for your short term health as well. And medium term. Chicken – bad. Beer – bad. And what is that, is the beer can stuck up the chicken’s ass? Umm… bad!!

  5. Hello GEC:
    Thanks for your comment. I guess the dancing chickens might look cute to a meatlover, but to vegans and vegetarians, the photo must look really vulgar and offensive! sorry….

  6. These chickens are fun and add enetertainment to the get together, they come out delicous and there healthy,dont eat the skin,very tasty and for the health pro, lighten up
    have fun dancing the chickens, Im doing it again tommorrow night,,,try it there great ,,,thanks so much

  7. I’m so worried about the direction our love ones are heading in nowadays. Watching Jamie Olivers food revolution tv program scared the thingies out of me. I suggest we all start cooking some healthy recipes like these at home if we’re going to fix this horrible situation. The ones on that site seem pretty easy, I tried last night and it’s the first time my family has eaten healthy in ages, I just feel great.

  8. I have tried the recipe with one lemon inside the chicken instead of a beer can. It keeps the chicken very moist. I was told this recipe was inspired by the wife of Jerry Seinfeld. It is worth a try.

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