Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie Chicken

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1 hour 30 mins
Vadim Rachok
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Are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure about attempting to cook a delicious rotisserie chicken at home? Fear not, as we are here to offer guidance and support. Prepare your grill and rotisserie attachment as we present to you a mouth-watering recipe that you won’t want to miss out on. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this delectable dish that is sure to impress your friends and family.

Rotisserie chicken is a delightful dish that brings out the savory, juicy flavors of a whole chicken cooked to perfection. This recipe simplifies the process of achieving that restaurant-quality rotisserie chicken right at home. With just a few key ingredients and a rotisserie attachment for your grill, you can create a mouthwatering meal that's bound to impress your family and friends. The simple seasoning of salt, pepper, and paprika allows the natural flavors of the chicken to shine through, making it a versatile option for various dishes. Whether you enjoy it as the main course or incorporate it into other recipes, this rotisserie chicken is sure to satisfy.

Rotisserie Chicken Ingredients

To make rotisserie chicken at home, you will need the following ingredients:

  1. Whole Chicken: This recipe is intended for a 3-pound chicken; adjust cooking time for different sizes.
  2. Butter: Butter is used to keep the chicken moist and juicy, while also helping the seasonings to stick.
  3. Seasonings: The rotisserie chicken has a simple seasoning of salt, pepper, and paprika.

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How to Rotisserie a Chicken

You’ll find the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect when making this rotisserie chicken:

To prepare a delicious chicken dish, season the chicken cavity with salt and place it on a rotisserie. If twine or string is available, tie the wings and legs. Next, set the grill on high and cook the chicken for 10 minutes. After that, turn down the grill to medium and baste the chicken with a mixture of butter and seasonings. Close the lid and continue cooking, basting the chicken occasionally, until it is fully cooked. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy your tasty meal!

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How Long Is Rotisserie Chicken Good For?

A rotisserie chicken can be stored for up to four days in the refrigerator in a shallow, airtight container.

How to Cut Rotisserie Chicken

After cooking the chicken, it’s important to let it cool down for approximately 15 minutes before carving it. To carve it, follow these steps:

1. To begin, put the chicken on a cutting board with its breast facing upward.

2. Pull the chicken leg away from the body and slice through the meat until the hip bone is exposed. Then, pull the other leg harder until it detaches.

3. To separate the drumstick and thigh, use your knife.

4. Pull the wing away from the breast and cut through the joint.

5. To prepare the chicken, detach one of the breasts from the breastbone by slicing it off. Repeat the same process with the other breast.

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How to Use Rotisserie Chicken

If you take the time to prepare a rotisserie chicken at home, you might prefer to enjoy it on its own with a side salad or some roasted vegetables.

Don’t let any of the chicken go to waste. Check out these delicious collections for inspiration on how to use your leftovers.

How to Reheat Rotisserie Chicken

Reheating rotisserie chicken can be done in the microwave, oven, or air fryer.

  1. Microwave: Place the chicken on a plate, cover it with a damp paper towel, and microwave until heated through.
  2. Oven: Place the chicken in a baking dish, pour chicken broth (about ¼ inch deep), cover with aluminum foil, and bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Air Fryer: Place the chicken in the air fryer basket and cook at 350°F for 3-4 minutes, or until crispy and heated through.

Rotisserie Chicken
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
This recipe for rotisserie chicken is incredibly easy to make on your grill with basic seasonings. By occasionally brushing the chicken with a butter mixture, you can ensure that the skin is crispy and the meat stays moist. My family really enjoys this dish! You could serve the rotisserie chicken as the main dish with French fries and coleslaw, or pair it with any other sides of your choice.
Rotisserie Chicken
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Ingredients you will need
1 (3 pound) whole chicken
1 pinch salt
¼ cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon ground paprika
¼ tablespoon ground black pepper
Let’s start !

1 Before grilling, heat up your outdoor grill to high heat and lightly oil the grate to prevent food from sticking.


2 Season the chicken cavity with a pinch of salt, tie the legs together, and then tie the wings to the bird. Finally, secure the chicken on a rotisserie attachment.


3 To cook the rotisserie, first, preheat the grill. Once it’s heated, place the rotisserie on it and let it cook for 10 minutes.


4 Meanwhile, mix together butter, 1 tablespoon of salt, paprika, and pepper. Quickly turn the grill down to medium and baste the chicken with the butter mixture.


5 Close the lid and cook over medium heat, basting occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (83 degrees C). This process takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours.


6 Allow the chicken to rest for 10 to 15 minutes after removing it from the rotisserie, before carving.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 357
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g32%
Saturated Fat 10g49%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 1311mg57%
Total Carbohydrate 1g0%
Dietary Fiber 1g2%
Total Sugars 0g 
Protein 31g 
Vitamin C 1mg5%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
Potassium 302mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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To ensure your rotisserie chicken turns out moist and flavorful, consider brining the chicken before cooking it. Brining involves soaking the chicken in a saltwater solution, which helps to tenderize the meat and infuse it with seasoning. You can use the basic brine recipe mentioned earlier in this collection. Just remember to adjust the brining time based on the size of your chicken. Once your chicken has brined, rinse it thoroughly, pat it dry, and then proceed with the rotisserie cooking process. This extra step can make a significant difference in the final result, taking your rotisserie chicken to the next level of deliciousness.

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