How to make it

  • The Dry Rub
  • Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside
  • The Chicken
  • Preheat the oven to 400 deg
  • Remove giblets, wash chicken, pat dry
  • Rub the chicken all over with the Dry Rub, to include the cavity
  • Wash the beer can, open, and pour 1/4 into a roasting pan
  • Set the chicken upright in the pan on the can so the can is in the cavity (see picture)
  • Carve the lower half of the apple to fit the chicken neck opening and use it as a plug for the opening; this will look like the chicken has an "apple head" (see picture)
  • Place the chicken in the oven and roast for 30 minutes
  • Prepare the Barbeque Sauce (see below)
  • Lower the oven to 325 deg and roast for 90 minutes basting with the juices and the barbeque sauce
  • The Chicken is done when the breast temperature is at least 165 deg and very tender
  • Remove from oven and allow to rest before carving, caution when removing beer can, there will still be some hot liquid in the can
  • The Barbeque Sauce
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil until the onion is translucent
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil
  • Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for ten minutes
  • Serve any barbeque sauce on the side that remains after basting

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    " It was excellent "
    foodie1oo1 ate it and said...
    the chicken is delicious! thank you so much for the recipe i will definitely be making this over and over again
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  • pleclare 10 years ago
    Wow. This looks wonderful. What's the theroy on the apple?
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  • busmamawilliams 11 years ago
    This looks fun to make & delicious to eat! Definitely trying this one. Thanks!
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  • jim_julian 11 years ago
    Thank you for your kind comments.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great recipe thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    i love this its is so tender great post my friend ......thank you .....
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