Beer n' Butter Poultry Injection

Ingredients for beer and butter injection
Claire Cohen
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups (serves up to 12)
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This marinade injects a rich and buttery flavor directly into the meat of any type of poultry. Particularly good on turkey, the secret to using this injection marinade is to keep it just warm enough for the butter to stay liquid. We recommend this recipe for Thanksgiving or other holiday turkeys. You will be pleasantly surprised at how effective and delicious it is.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup/240 mL melted butter
  • 1/2 can beer
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL salt
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL Tabasco
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL onion powder

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat. Stir and heat until salt is dissolved and the sauce is even and runny.
  2. Remove from heat and keep warm (but not hot) enough to inject.
  3. Fill marinade syringe with the mixture and inject into turkey breast, legs, and thighs.  Season outside and under the skin with whatever rub you're using.  Cook as directed.  Discard remaining marinade after use.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 153
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 1,288 mg
Carbohydrates 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)