This is a variation of my Olive Can Chicken. I wanted to use a bottled BBQ sauce, but I couldn’t get the bottle open! So I made my own sauce and it was smoky and yummy! 8+d
BBQ Olive Can Chicken
4 lb whole chicken
6 oz can black olives (or empty can)
1/2 can water
1 tablespoon smoked salt
1/8 cup Heinz One Carb Ketchup
1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke*
1/4 teaspoon salt
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 to save for another use. Remove the label and any glue from the can.
Fill the can half full of water. Add the smoked salt and stir. Put the can of salty water into the roaster and place the roaster in a 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 a small bowl, mix the BBQ Sauce ingredients. Pour the 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. If the top starts to get too brown, cover it with a small piece of foil.
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.
* I used Figaro Hickory Liquid Smoke. If you can’t find it in your store, you can order it from Amazon.com.
You can step-by-step directions with pictures and info for making my original recipe in How to Make a Low Carb Olive Can Chicken.