1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
3 lbs chicken, cut up
1 (14 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce (we use KP Masterpiece)
1 cup beer
Preheat oven to 350F. Melt 1 stick butter or margarine in baking pan (9x13-inches). Add chicken to pan, turning to coat. Bake 30 minutes. While chicken is cooking, melt remaining butter with barbecue sauce and beer in saucepan over med-high heat. Bring sauce to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Preheat broiler or prepare barbecue. Coat chicken with sauce. Arrange chicken skin-side down on broiler pan rack or on grill. Cook, turning and basting frequently until chicken is cooked (about 20 minutes in broiler and 30 minutes on grill). Dip chicken in sauce again and place on serving plate. Serve chicken with remaining sauce.