Home-Cooked Rotisserie Chicken (Menu Staple)

This is one of those recipes that after you make it once, you will wonder why you haven’t been cooking your own rotisserie chickens at home this whole time. At least that’s what I thought, probably because we all grew up hearing how big of a ‘to-do’ it is to cook turkeys during holidays so I just figured a chicken would be the same… it’s not. It’s easy, this recipe is one of those ‘minimal prep required, throw it in the oven and let it do it’s thing (cook), until it’s done’ and then all that’s left is for you to enjoy.

AuthorMarlaDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 30 minsTotal Time1 hr 40 mins

 4.50 lbs whole young chicken
  cup Olive oil
 2 tbsp fresh garlic (chopped)
 2 tbsp paprika
 1 tbsp dried parsley
 1 tbsp dried oregano
 1 tbsp chicken rub (any brand of poultry seasoning)
 1 tsp garlic salt
 black pepper

1

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. While the oven is preheating, prepare the chicken seasoning rub by adding all of the ingredients (besides the chicken) to a mixing bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. The chicken rub will be on the thicker side, set the seasoning rub to the side.

2. Line a baking pan with foil and remove the chicken from the packaging and discard the giblet bag inside of the chicken. Then using gloves (if preferred) separate the top layer of the chicken skin from the body to create a thin cavity. Then using work the seasoning in the pocket created. Then add the seasoning to the rest of the outside of the chicken, until it is completely covered.

3. Place the rotisserie chicken into the oven and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Then check the chicken for an internal temperature of 165. If the chicken hasn't reached 165 yet then place the chicken back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes until done.

4. Remove from the chicken from the oven and serve warm!

Ingredients

 4.50 lbs whole young chicken
  cup Olive oil
 2 tbsp fresh garlic (chopped)
 2 tbsp paprika
 1 tbsp dried parsley
 1 tbsp dried oregano
 1 tbsp chicken rub (any brand of poultry seasoning)
 1 tsp garlic salt
 black pepper

Directions

1

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. While the oven is preheating, prepare the chicken seasoning rub by adding all of the ingredients (besides the chicken) to a mixing bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. The chicken rub will be on the thicker side, set the seasoning rub to the side.

2. Line a baking pan with foil and remove the chicken from the packaging and discard the giblet bag inside of the chicken. Then using gloves (if preferred) separate the top layer of the chicken skin from the body to create a thin cavity. Then using work the seasoning in the pocket created. Then add the seasoning to the rest of the outside of the chicken, until it is completely covered.

3. Place the rotisserie chicken into the oven and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Then check the chicken for an internal temperature of 165. If the chicken hasn't reached 165 yet then place the chicken back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes until done.

4. Remove from the chicken from the oven and serve warm!

Rotisserie Chicken

Tip: To make this rotisserie chicken recipe even easier on yourself, I’ll share a little secret. You can skip my homemade seasoning and add your favorite pre-made poultry seasoning with a few tablespoons of fresh garlic and a pour of olive oil.

Because we are tired, hungry, and we don’t always have every.single.ingredient. needed in the pantry.

Although I personally prefer our Blonde Pantry seasoning, you have to do what saves you the most time and gets a tasty dinner on the table with the path of least resistance.

Tip Two: Always use gloves in the kitchen, they make your life and the cleanup process so much easier (!!) especially if you have little ones who will just randomly decide to lose their mind while you are in the middle of cooking, nothing is faster than taking off your gloves and having immediate clean hands and helping your little (or your dog, or your husband).

I hope this post inspires you to cook your own rotisserie chicken at home, you will be shocked by how simple it really is, how great your home will smell, and how much tastier rotisserie chickens are coming from your own oven.

-Marla

About Marla

Welcome to my slice of the internet I’m Marla, a dietitian & creator of The Blonde Pantry. A website that encompasses food, health, nutrition, travel, lifestyle, & home decor. Here you will find what makes me, me and hopefully, I can add something tasty to your table, something beautiful to your home and something thoughtful to your mind.

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