Elfie's Ranch Beer Butt Chicken

Elfie's Ranch Beer Butt Chicken

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    3 h
  • Ready In

    3 h 30 m
THOMAS ELLEFSON
Recipe by  THOMAS ELLEFSON

“Beer can recipe using ranch dressing as a basting sauce. Really moist chicken. Drink half the can of beer and use the remainder for the recipe. It's summer, enjoy! You might even have time for another beer.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 whole chicken

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Directions

  1. Preheat grill for low heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Place beer can on a disposable aluminum baking sheet and set chicken upright onto the can, inserting can into cavity. Mix ranch salad dressing, onion, garlic salt, salt, and ground black pepper in a bowl. Paint the outside of chicken with ranch dressing mixture.
  3. Place chicken on the baking sheet on the preheated grill. As the chicken roasts, paint the skin several times with the ranch dressing mixture. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, not touching bone, reads 180 degrees F (80 degrees C), about 3 hours.

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Reviews (2)

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Marianne
5

Marianne

This was my first attempt at beer butt chicken, and hopefully someone will give it a better picture than I did. It was very moist and flavorful, and that came mostly from the beer--even though I used Coors Light, a very lightweight beer! I had a difficult time getting the ranch dressing to stick to it, so my glaze didn't turn out quite like the author intended. I will look forward to trying it again after I read some helpful hints by other reviewers. Thanks for a great foray into beer butt chicken!

49erguy
0

49erguy

Good, very good.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 792 cal
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 64.3 g
  • 99%
  • Carbs
  • 5.8 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 42.2 g
  • 84%
  • Cholesterol
  • 151 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 2768 mg
  • 111%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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