Octoberfest Roasted Chicken

Yes, you read that right!  The time for fine fall lagers is here!  Rejoice!  😉  However, being a bit of a beer pansy myself (I have only finished a bottle maybe once!) I don’t get to enjoy them as much as my dear Mr. Rodgers.  But that has now all changed!  Because I just created an Octoberfest Chicken.   And it was delicious.  And simple.  Beer.  Chicken.   What more could you want?!  And the great thing is…if you are only cooking for a few…this is the perfect base for an amazing chicken soup!!!  The season for soups is here too!!


So, here’s what you need:

  • 5 lb(ish) Whole Chicken
  • McCormick Mesquite Chicken Seasoning
  • 1-2 Tbsp Butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 Carrots, Peeled and Sliced
  • 10 Cloves Garlic, Peeled
  • 3 Stalks Celery, Sliced (Optional)
  • 1 C Samuel Adams Octoberfest


And here’s how you do it!!

  1. Rinse your chicken thoroughly and make sure there are no goodies waiting in the cavity.
  2. Pat dry and rub with butter.  Cover generously with McCormick seasoning, salt, and pepper.  Check out my pictures…I put quite a bit on there!
  3. Prep your veggies!  Stuff some in the cavity, and arrange them around and under the chicken.
  4. Pour the Octoberfest over the chicken and veggies and cook according to package directions!!
  5. Serve on top a pile of hot steamy quinoa!


Octoberfest Chicken 1Rinse your chicken and make sure there aren’t any “surprises” in the cavity.  Rub with the butter.  Cover it generously with Mesquite Chicken Seasoning, Salt, and Pepper.  I mean, really…look at my picture.  I covered that birdie.  Chop your veggies, and stuff some in the cavity, and all around and under the bird.  Pour the Octoberfest over it.  You are ready to cook!  Follow the directions on your package to make sure it gets cooked through.  It will probably say something like “Cook for 30 minutes at 425…then for 45 more at 350.”  Something along those lines!  Keep your thermometer on hand just in case!

Octoberfest Chicken 3Oh, also…it helps to spoon some of the juices on top now and then as it cooks.

Octoberfest Chicken 2Yummmmm!  The veggies soak up the flavor so well…that one of the first things my husband said was “the carrots are really good!”   Here he is…being a weirdo…and showing his excitement to eat chicken that was cooked in BEER.

Octoberfest ChickenQuite the weirdo.  I wouldn’t have him any other way, haha.  Love him.

Octoberfest Chicken 5Yummy yummy yummy!

Octoberfest Chicken 4EAT ME!!!!  Best served over a pile of steaming hot quinoa!!