serves 4, active time 20 minutes, total time 1 hour 20 minutes
4 large red skinned potatoes
7 cloves garlic
1 bunch thyme, divided
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
1 5 pound chicken
1 16 ounce can of beer
Preheat oven to 425 [°]. Cut each potato into pieces 6 pieces and place in 9X13 inch baking dish. Add 6 cloves garlic and sprigs of thyme, drizzle with olive oil and toss with salt and pepper.
Rinse and dry chicken. Open beer and drink half, add extra garlic clove and a few sprigs of thyme to beer. Push potatoes to each end of baking dish and place open beer in center. Chop 1 teaspoon worth of thyme leaves. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with chopped thyme, salt and pepper. Carefully ease beer can into chicken cavity and sit in center of baking dish surrounded by potatoes.
Roast chicken until internal temperature reaches 160[°], about 90 minutes. Allow chicken to rest 10 minutes before carving and serve with potatoes and more beer.