Beer Butt Chicken Recipe

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Sarah Mcfee
Sarah Mcfee
I am a stay at home mom of two boys, and have been married to my supportive husband for over 8 years. Cooking has always been a big part of my life since I was a child.

Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 3 hrs

Yields: 8 Servings


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can beer
  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken

Nutritional Info

Serving Size: 1
Calories: 514
Sodium: 1618mg
Potassium: 335mg
Protein 31.4g
Cholesterol: 158mg
Sugar: 0.2g
Total Fat: 40.3g
Saturated Fat: 19.4g
Total Carbohydrates: 3g Dietary Fiber 0.7g


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat.
  2. In a small skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter. Mix in 1 tablespoon garlic salt, 1 tablespoon paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Discard 1/2 the beer, leaving the remainder in the can. Add remaining butter, garlic salt, paprika, and desired amount of salt and pepper to beer can. Place can on a disposable baking sheet. Set chicken on can, inserting can into the cavity of the chicken. Baste chicken with the melted, seasoned butter.
  4. Place baking sheet with beer and chicken on the prepared grill. Cook over low heat for about 3 hours, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).




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