This is the best chicken recipe ever, crispy on the outside and so very moist on the inside. It is a family favourite, and my kids can't get enough of it. I strain the veggies and use a little cornflour and water to make a delicious gravy. Serve with a simple salad and rolls.
I wanted to rate this with 5 stars. It is a very good recipe, however, the one thing I would caution against is the use of the beer can. Due to many countries importing and exporting metals, and not knowing if lead could exist in the can, I would like to suggest using a container, which is oven safe for the beer. The labeling on the can could also carry toxins in the paint used to decorate or advertise. I have found small oven safe bowls for this purpose, and they do come in handy for other uses as well. - 03 Jul 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
AWESOME!!!!! This is the best chicken ever! You can get the stand for a couple of bucks at the local grocery. I was in a hurry this time and just cooked on a broiler pan in the oven and cooked veggies separately. Came out great. This is a huge hit every time I make it. With the left overs, I take the carcass and boil. Remove bones etc.. it makes a great soup with some added noodles and seasoning. This last time I froze the soup and when the weather cools down it will be an easy dinner to thaw and add some simple dumplings for a hearty Chicken and Dumplings dinner. This is a true winner and can easily be a 2 in 1 meal. - 21 Jul 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I roast a lot of chicken using a "stand-up" chicken rack (round pan with two metal arches you impale the chicken on). But this is the very best-tasting. While I tried using orange juice instead of oranges, it didn't really work. But the rest of the seasoning was amazing...especially if you use fresh rosemary with the onion slices. I also used poultry seasoning rubbed onto the greased chicken. The smell in the house drove us crazy, it was so good. I will definitely be using this recipe almost weekly. - 01 Aug 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)