Oven Roasted Homemade Rotisserie Chicken: Skip the preservatives and additives found in store-bought and make your own oven roasted rotisserie chicken with only 5 minutes of work!! You end up with a juicy, tender chicken that stars on its own or in any dish that calls for cooked chicken.
Who loves Rotisserie Chicken?
ME! ME!! And my whole family!
The problem? Take a look at the list of ingredients and you will be disgusted. MSG, corn syrup solids, carrageen, hydrogenated oil, and on and on!
That’s why a delicious homemade Rotisserie Chicken is just the recipe you need to keep in your arsenal.
Homemade Rotisserie Chicken Recipe
You can make a rotisserie chicken in the oven with only 5 minutes of prep and you will never be tempted to buy a store-bought Chicken Rotisserie again.
The best part you don’t even need anything fancy–just your oven, a few dried spices and a fresh chicken.
Speaking of fancy equipment, I was once given a rotisserie grill.
I was so excited, even though the thing weighed about as much as me and took up more counter space than any other appliance.
I tried that thing out instantly and was bummed. I tried again and again–and nothing quite worked the way I envisioned. Then I tried my oven low and slow–and MAGIC!!!
Don’t be fooled by all those fancy tools–most are worthless!!!
But back to the oven roasted chicken.
How do you make Homemade Rotisserie Chicken?
To make DIY Rotisserie Chicken
- Make a dry rub by combining a few spices, brush the chicken with oil, and sprinkle on the spices.
- Rub the spices in–but if that grosses you out, just sprinkle them on liberally.
- Roast the chicken.
- The secret to success when making your own Rotisserie Chicken is to roast the chicken low and slow.
- Place in a 300 degree oven for 2 hours to 3 hours (depends on size of chicken) or until meat thermometer inserted into thigh reads 165 degrees.
Think about doing this on a Sunday afternoon–you can make several chickens at a time, eat one for Sunday Supper and then have the meat from another chicken ready to go for quick weeknight dinners.
Tips on Oven Roasted Homemade Rotisserie Chicken
- Be sure to use a digital thermometer inserted into the Chicken thigh to ensure proper cooking. Both an undercooked and overcooked Roasted Chicken, is NOT a good thing.
- Muti-task and plan ahead and make more than 1 Rotisserie Chicken at a time. Extra Chicken Meat is a great thing to have on hand to make dishes like Creamy Chicken and Rice, Amish Chicken, Tex-Mex Chicken Casserole, or Healthy Chicken Salad.
- Save the bones from your Oven Roasted chicken to make Homemade Chicken Stock.
- If you have an Instant Pot, check out how to make Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken.
Recipes for Leftover Rotisserie Chicken
- Creamy Parmesan Chicken Casserole
- Creamy and Cheesy Chicken and Rice
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas
- One Pot Healthy Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole
- Chicken Fajita Pizza
How to Make Rotisserie Chicken in the Oven
Oven Roasted Rotisserie Chicken
How to cook Rotisserie Chicken in your oven.
- 3-4 pound chicken gizzards removed (I used a 3 pound organic chicken)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil or melted butter
- For the rub:
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- i teaspoon dried thyme
- dash of cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Combine ingredients for the dry rub.
Brush the chicken with oil or butter and rub the dry rub into the chicken. Place whole chicken, breast side down on rack in roasting pan. Pour in 1 cup water into roasting pan bottom.
Bake until thermometer inserted into thigh reads 165 degrees--about 2 1/2 hours.
Let rest 10 minutes and serve or save meat to shred for dishes that call for cooked chicken.
Alternatively, you can place seasoned chicken directly in roasting pan (no rack needed). If this is the case, cook breast side up and do NOT add liquid to pan.
To Make an Rotisserie Chicken in the Oven You May Need
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