The Daily Dish: Roasted Chicken with Beer

roasted chicken and beer in casserole pan

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Everyone likes a good beer now and then, and not only to drink. I like to cook with it. As much as Italians love their wine, a good beer is enjoyed every now and then, and it’s even used in cooking — so next time you’re roasting chicken, think of adding some beer to it.

Whole chicken
Fresh garlic
Sage leaves

Find your favorite recipe for roasted chicken.

Set your chicken to rest in a baking casserole. Now add some carrots, celery, onion, fresh garlic and sage leaves.

Season all with salt. Pour in a bottle a beer such as a pale ale, some stock and roast.

Be sure to baste the chicken periodically and it will not only be honey golden but taste savory and delicious.

With a glass a beer, what a perfect meal!

lidia bastianichLidia Matticchio Bastianich was born in Pola, Istria, on the northeastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. She is a cookbook author, restaurateur, and TV chef extraordinaire. Watch Lidia’s Italy Saturdays at 1:30pm on WGBH 2 or Sundays at 4pm on WGBH 44.


One Response

  1. i raosted chicken with beer before, and it was the best roasted chicken i have ever had. i put it in the oven with an actual open beer can inserted in the chicken. the chicken was propped standing up and cooked it low and slow. the inside was moist and tender. simply the best chicken i have ever had!

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