You’ve probably heard of Beer Can Chicken. I don’t buy alcohol, so this version uses an olive can and the juice from the olives to make a flavorful chicken that is moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’s a great addition to your low carb lifestyle. Yum! 8+d
Olive Can Chicken
4 lb whole chicken
6 oz can black olives
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Remove all oven racks except the lowest. Preheat oven to 375.
Put the chicken can roaster in a pie pan to catch any overflow (if desired). Spray or oil the upper parts of the roaster to keep the chicken from sticking to it.
Remove the lid from the olive can and pour the olives with their juice into a bowl. Remove the label and any glue from the can. Use a funnel to return the olive juice to the can. Leave the olives in the bowl and save them for another use.
Put the can of olive juice into the roaster and place the roaster in the broiler (or other large, deep) pan to give it stability and make it easier to get in and out of the oven.
Remove any giblets and wash the chicken inside and out under cold running water. Pat the outside of the chicken with a paper towel to remove most of the water. Put the chicken on the roasting rack.
In the small bowl, add the olive oil and Worcestershire sauce. Add the dry seasonings and mix them well with the liquid ingredients. Pour the oil mixture over the chicken and spread it around with your hands. Make sure to get under the wings, around the legs, etc.
Carefully put the chicken into the oven and bake it for 1 1/2 hours. Carefully remove the chicken from the oven. Let it stand for at least 10 minutes. With hot pads or mitts, carefully remove the chicken from the roaster and place it on a plate or platter to carve and serve it.
*Note: There are many can roasters out there, but I used a BBQ Chicken Can Roaster that I got from Walmart for $5.00.
You can see step-by-step directions with pictures for making it in my How to Make a Low Carb Olive Can Chicken article.