Oven Roasted Beer Chicken Recipe – 4 Points +

Oven Roasted Beer Chicken

If you were a fan of my Crock Pot Beer Chicken, then you must try this Oven Roasted Beer Chicken too! It’s the faster version that still maintains that wonderful beer flavor. I have made this with a variety of chicken pieces as well as with just the chicken breasts, and it all turns out wonderful, so feel free to use any cut you like. However, the Points + are based on just the chicken breasts, as they are the leanest and lowest in Points. Perfect for the beer-loving dad, this would make a fabulous Weight Watchers Father Day recipe – dad will never even know he’s eating a low calorie dish! I’m also planning on using the sauce as a marinade and grilling the chicken for a 4th of July BBQ this year, and I am confident that will be a HUUUUGE hit. I’ve made this using Guiness, Coronoa Light, and Sam Adams, and all were equally good. I’d suggest using a quality beer, if you can. Serve with some garlic bread and grilled veggies for a complete meal. Enjoy!

Oven Roasted Beer Chicken

Moist, tender, juicy chicken enhanced with the flavor of beer, this manly meal tastes nothing like a low Points Weight Watchers recipe. But at just 4 Points + per serving, it’s a guilt-free dish that beer lovers will really enjoy.


  • 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 12oz can or bottle of beer
  • 4 tbsp light butter, melted (I used Brummel & Brown)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Juice from one lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and spray a 9” x 13” baking dish with non-fat cooking spray.
  2. Season chicken generously with salt and pepper, and lay in baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the beer, and remaining ingredients. Mix well and pour over chicken.
  4. Cover with foil and roast in oven for about 20-30 minutes, or until chicken is just cooked through. Remove foil, and roast for another 10 minutes.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 35 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Calories: 215

Fat: 5g

Protein: 26g

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 piece of chicken
Each serving = 5 Smart Points/4 Points +

PER SERVING: 215calories; 5g fat; 2g saturated fat; 25g carbohydrate; 0.22g sugar; 26g protein; 0g fiber



  1. When I poured the beer into the butter and garlic it became this horrible mess of foam. Does anyone know why this happened? HELP

  2. Chicken noodle soup can i make it on top of stove instead of crockpot

  3. Libby Martin says:

    this recipe is delicious and very easy! highly recommend it

  4. I LOVE your crock pot beer chicken recipe, so I’m excited to give this one a try :) Thanks so much for all these YUMMMMMY recipes!

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