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5 from 6 votes

Beer Basted BBQ Chicken

Barbecued chicken basted with a beer, butter and garlic sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Kathy



  • 1 cup beer
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary


  • 4 Chicken Hind Quarters
  • salt
  • pepper



  • Add beer, butter, whole garlic clove and whole rosemary sprig to a small saucepan. 
  • Heat over low heat until butter has melted. 
  • Set aside until ready to use on chicken. 


  • Salt and pepper chicken on both sides. 
  • Place chicken on a preheated barbecue grill. If using an gas grill, turn off middle burner and turn other burners to low. 
  • Flip chicken every 5 minutes. Watch for flareups. Move chicken away from any flames if flareups do occur. 
  • When chicken is about half way cooked (15 minutes) begin basting chicken with sauce. 
  • Reapply sauce every 5 minutes, when you turn chicken. 
  • When chicken is fully cooked, apply a final layer of sauce and serve. 


Any cut of chicken works for this dish.
Can substitute fresh thyme for the rosemary.
Cooking time varies depending on the size of your chicken pieces and the temperature of your grill. 


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 162mg | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg