Elfie's Ranch Beer Butt Chicken2 Reviews
- Prep: 30 min
- Cook: 3 hr
- Ready In: 3 hr 30 min
“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.” - by THOMAS ELLEFSON
Original recipe yields 1 whole chicken
- Preheat grill for low heat and lightly oil the grate.
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 792 cal
- 64.3 g
- 5.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (2)Rate This Recipe
"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..." See more 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!"
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