Roast chicken with Lemon and Craft Beer

Roast chicken with Lemon and Craft Beer

10 Aug 2020

by Content Author

Foodies and Craft Beer Lovers!

The first time I used one of those precious craft beers to cook, I almost got myself killed.

I used to cook with mass-produced beer, but that time we didn’t have any at home.

So I committed the crime.

And when my hubby found out, he got a tantrum…

Until he tasted the chicken.

Since then, I cook with craft beer more often and I don’t risk my life anymore

This time, I have used a Quakers Brewing Pale Ale, and I can tell you the result is spectacular.

Find the recipe below. It’s very easy and doesn't take much time to cook. The whole family love it!

Roast Chicken with Lemon and Craft Beer

Serves 4

1.3 kg Chicken

1 Unwaxed lemon, halved

1 Onion

3 Potatoes (medium)

Oregano leaves

1 Bay leaf

Olive oil

1 Can of craft beer



1-Preheat the oven to 180º C. Season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a roasting tin and drizzle it with olive oil.

2-Roast the chicken for one hour.

3-Meanwhile, cut the onion in half through the root end and peel back the onion skin. Slice the onion lengthwise into strips. Reserve.

4-Peel the potatoes and slice them to 1cm thick. Season with salt and reserve.

5-After one hour, take the chicken out of the oven and add onion, potatoes, oregano leaves, bay leaf, peppercorns, the craft beer, and the juice of one lemon. Place the squeezed lemon halves in the cavity of the bird.

6-Transfer to oven. Roast the chicken for half and hour or until potato slices are tender. 

7-Serve with pan juices and prepare your bread to dip in them.


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