Step by step instructions on how to make a rotisserie chicken

Oven Roasted Rotisserie Chicken

How to cook Rotisserie Chicken in your oven. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rotisserie Chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 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. 
Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Rotisserie Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1241mg 52%
Potassium 268mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 14.5%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.