Loaf-Pan Chicken

Loaf-Pan Chicken
Servings: 4 Cook 2 hrs


  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 whole chicken (31/2 lbs)
Dry Rub
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

Make It

1. Build a fire (wood or a combination of charcoal and wood) for indirect cooking by stacking the coals on only one side of the grill, leaving the other side empty.

2. In a small bowl, stir together applesauce and Worcestershire. Holding chicken over a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan, pour mixture over chicken, making sure chicken is thoroughly coated inside and out. Let excess liquid drip into loaf pan.

3. In another small bowl, combine dry rub ingredients and mix well. Coat entire chicken, inside and out, with dry rub. Place chicken into loaf pan, breast side up.

4. When grill temperature reaches approximately 300 degrees , place loaf pan on grill grate away from coals, close the cover and cook for 2 hours, or until internal temperature of chicken thigh reaches 175 degrees . Let chicken cool a bit in pan before cutting into serving pieces.


  • Cooking Method indirect heat
  • Suggested Wood hickory, apple, apricot

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 496, Fat, total (g): 28, chol. (mg): 156, sat. fat (g): 8, carb. (g): 9, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 50, sodium (mg): 1139, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.