Porto Milk Stout Can Chicken Recipe

Posted May 11, 2016 by in Food

You can serve this chicken dish with a simple garden salad or just as is.

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Hands-on (preparation) time: 30 minutes

Total time: 2 hours (excluding marinating)


  • 1 x 1,8kg whole free-range chicken, giblets removed
  • 330ml can of Castle Milk Stout
  • 1 ½ bag of baby potatoes, quartered
  • 250g smoked streaky bacon or thick cut bacon, cubed
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

Marinade ingredients

    • 1 lemon, squeezed
    • 6 cloves of garlic, crushed to a paste
    • Peri-peri sauce, to taste
    • Salt & pepper, to taste
    • 2 tsp. powdered paprika
    • 1 tsp. powdered coriander

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Method: marinade

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and massage into chicken.
  • Leave to stand for a minimum of three hours.
  • The longer you leave it, the better the flavour (overnight in the fridge, is best).

Method: roasting

  • Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
  • Cube the potatoes and bacon and dice the onion and place in a large roasting dish or tray.
  • Empty half the can of Castle Milk Stout into the roasting dish so it gets absorbed by the potatoes.
  • Place the chicken onto the Castle Milk Stout beer can, so it’s standing up, in the middle of the roasting dish, and roast for 1 hour.
  • The chicken juices will drip into the tray of potatoes as it roasts and the stout will steam the chicken, keeping it juicy and moist.
  • If the chicken is browning too much before the potatoes are done, place a small piece of foil loosely over the chicken and keep turning the potatoes to cook through.
  • You can test if the chicken is done, by piercing a ‘boney’ area. When the liquid runs clear, it’s done.
  • Once the chicken and potatoes are cooked, remove the roasting dish from the oven and brush the skin with butter.
  • Return the roasting dish to the oven and grill for 10 minutes.
  • You will be left with a golden chicken, crispy skin, bacon and potatoes.

Recipe Supplied by Castle Milk Stout

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