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Skillet Roasted Spatchcock Chicken with Smoked Amber Ale BBQ Sauce

Skillet Roasted Spatchcock Chicken with Smoked Amber Ale BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

For the Smoked Amber Ale BBQ Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups beer (I used Triple C's Smoked Amber
  • 28 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 -3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 - 4 teaspoons onion powder
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 10 - 12 pound chicken

Instructions

  1. Heat butter and olive oil over medium-high in a large cast iron skillet or other heavy bottom pan
  2. Add onion and cook until softened and fragrant
  3. Add garlic and cook another minute or so
  4. Add beer
  5. bring to a boil, reduce heat and add tomato sauce, tomato paste, brown sugar, Dijon, apple cider vinegar, molasses, garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire, and smoked paprika
  6. Bring to a simmer and cook about 1 hour or until thickness desired
  7. Preheat oven to 450
  8. Arrange chicken in a cast iron skillet back side up
  9. Brush with some Smoked Amber BBQ Sauce
  10. Transfer to oven and cook 4- 50 minutes, brush with more bbq sauce every 5 minutes or so, when temperature reaches 160 degrees remove from oven
  11. Rest 10 minutes