Chicken on a beer bottle

chicken on a beer bottle

Hello everybody.
I missed you. We are almost settled in the new place.
We can drink coffee on the beautiful balcony. There is a lot of light, so no more excuses for not enough light for photos. Well, I even can take pictures in my kitchen, below you will find some samples.
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The recipe I want to show you today is simple, delicious and as my friend said a little bit disturbing as well. The meat is moist, you can do it in no time.
My mom brought this recipe from one of her friends, well it’s not even a recipe, instead the method.
Later on, it becomes more popular in Poland because of a popular culinary show.
I also must admit to something. I was the bad cook, I forgot to scrap labels from the bottles. I’m ashamed.  Not only it looks like a beer advertisement, but I haven’t noticed it until I started writing down the recipe. This what happens when you are too excited about blogging about something. So please forgive me. But I want to share this recipe with you so much, that I will show you it anyway.

And remember to do it. You don’t want to eat paper, do you?

Chicken on a beer, wine or even water bottle


  • 1 whole chicken (our was around 1,5 kg)
  • 500 ml/ pint beer in a bottle (as well you can try small wine bottle, or fill 500 ml bottle with water, we used lager)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sweet paprika
  • And any other your favorite spices


Fill a roasting pan with a 1-cm of water. Scrap labels from the bottle. Place a bottle of beer in the middle of the pan and open it.

Remove the chicken giblets. Remove any excess fat and leftover pin feathers. Rinse chicken inside and out under cold running water. Dry chicken thoroughly with paper towels.

Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, or your other favorite spices. For the best results put the chicken in the fridge for at least an hour. chicken

Place the chicken on the bottle (legs down). Chicken on the beer bottle

Place the pan with the chicken gently into a preheated oven to 160°C/140°C fan.

Roast until skin is deep golden brown and crisp and the juices run clear when pierced. It’s around 1 hour per 1 kilo of chicken. Chicken on the beer bottle

Be careful when removing the chicken from the oven. Take the chicken gently from the bottle and slice into pieces.

Chicken on the bottle baked some time ago in Krakow.
Chicken on the bottle baked some time ago in Krakow.