Baked Beer Chicken Legs and Thighs

A very tender, juicy chicken, it's the only way to make a great baked beer chicken. 

The most asked for recipe to bring along to family and friends Beer baked chicken!

The chicken just falls off the bone it's so moist and tender. Plus with it's great flavor will make a great chicken salad with any leftovers!

 I never have enough chicken recipes but this one is a keeper and I make often because everyone loves it! 
Just think about the many sauces that will go great with this! 

Barbecue lovers, hot sauce, even an Asian duck sauce. All of them will compliment this juicy chicken. However it's amazing all by itself. 

When I go to any party, picnic or have a large family gathering this is my go to recipe. I usually have to make up several sheets to pass out for the recipe! It's asked for time and time again.

 Everyone always asks for it. Of course I direct them to my blog but lots of my family members want it right in hand and I already know the drill, so I bring some recipe copies with me!

One way or the other this is an easy, moist, delicious way to prepare chicken. 

If you do add barbecue sauce on this also accompany this beer chicken with corn on the cob, baked potato and baked beans.

The guys go nuts for this in summer time when we have get together s and cook outs!

Then for a fun dessert roast some marshmallows, break out the graham crackers, chocolate bars or nutella and make s'mores.

Baked Beer Chicken Legs and Thigh

The beer is a terrific addition to hold in the moisture in the chicken.

I usually serve the baked beer chicken with various sauces but it's delicious baked as it is. 

Easy to make and great to use in some many other ways if you have leftovers. 

Take it off the bone, add hot sauce or barbecue a whole other meal!

You can also use this recipe if you want to roast a whole chicken. It comes out great, the only thing different is I stuffed cavity with celery, onion, carrots and 3 tablespoons of butter. Proceed with the same directions.

Baked Beer Chicken Legs and Thigh

Beer Baked Chicken


  • 6 to 8 chicken legs and thighs mixed
    1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    1 teaspoon each  basil, oregano and parsley
    1 teaspoon each chili powder, salt, pepper
    1/2 teaspoon cumin
    1 teaspoon of granulated garlic
    12 ounces of beer
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    pinch of cayenne pepper or use red pepper flakes


  1. preheat oven to 400 degrees and prepare a greased 13 x 9 pan
    Place the chicken in a large baking dish. Rub with olive oil.
    Pour half the beer in the bottom of the pan.
    Sprinkle all the herbs and seasonings over the chicken. Cover with foil and bake until the juices run clear around 45 to 50 minutes. Broil under the broiler on high, flipping the chicken  to get the skin nice and crispy on both sides. Serve with your favorite sauce.
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  1. Fall off the bone chicken?! This recipe sounds amazing!!!

  2. "Pour half the beer in the bottom." - Is that 1/2 of my 40oz? :)
    When you broil the chicken, do you leave it in the pan with liquid or move it to a baking sheet or similar?

  3. @king bee wow 40 ounce ... ha ha... it's less than a cup half of 12 ounces. Also yes you would leave it in the pan. I like the skin crispy, if you don't leave the skin on you wont have to do that step :)

  4. Tried it today. Excellent great hit and everybody enjoyed it.


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