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. Jean Snyder Reply

    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 Reply

    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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