I first saw these "tortured" chickens served at a bar-b-q. Lined up on a serving platter, beer cans still in place! Talk about a conversation starter!The dry rub sounds bizarre, but I guarantee the proportions blend into a delicious combination.
I have made this for holidays for a couple of decades now. Goes great with ham or turkey, but don't save it just for holidays. Makes any meal a little festive. Can be made ahead and baked when dinner is almost ready.