Viva Spain..another national holiday and for the sunny and beautiful day my one roast yummy..”Drunk Chicken” (Frango Borracho)

Serves 4


  • 1.5 kg whole chicken
  • 1 lemon
  • 7 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • small bunch of fresh thyme or 2 tbsp  dried thyme
  • mix of fresh ground pepper such as black, white, green, Jamaican etc.
  • 8 whole fresh black pepper
  • 1 can of beer 500ml, room temperature
  • salt

Preheat oven Gas 5 375˚F, 190˚C 15 minutes before roasting the chicken.

  1. Throughly wash chicken, inside and out side, in cold water. Drain well and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a mortar add  4 garlic clove, 8 whole fresh black pepper, a bit of sea salt and work with a pestle  to crush all the ingredients, add 1/2 juice of a lemon and half bunch of thyme, mix well and rub inside the chicken with the mixture.
  3. Wash the can of beer, open it, take all the liquid of  and with a knife or scissor cut the can in a half, wrap in a tin foil and return half of the liquid into the can, add 3 garlic cloves, half lemon halved and thyme. (Don’t drink the other half of beer……you are going to use it… another one rsrsrsr.)
  4.  Rub the chicken all over with butter . Mix the salt, fresh ground pepper mixture and the rest of thyme in a little bowl, then sprinkle it over the chicken.
  5. Lower the chicken on to the open can, so that the chicken is sitting upright, with the can in its cavity.

  6. Place the chicken in a ovenproof dish and cook for  around 1 1/2 hour, depend on the size of the chicken.
  7. Occasionally pour the other half of the beer on the chicken little by little throughout the cooking period.
  8.  A way to tell if the chicken is done is to poke it deeply with a knife( the thigh is a good place to do this), if the juices run clear, not pink, the chicken is done.
  9. Once the chicken is cooked, let it to rest for 10 minutes. Carefully lift the chicken of the can. Use tongs to hold the top of the chicken.
  10. Serve chicken accompanied with vegetables or potato salad and juice from the can.

Bom apetite

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