Step by step instructions on how to make a rotisserie chicken

Oven Roasted Rotisserie Chicken

How to cook Rotisserie Chicken in your oven. 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.

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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
  • 1 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. 
  • Pour in 1 cup water into bottom of roasting pan. Add rack to roasting pan. Place whole chicken, breast side down on rack in roasting pan.
  • Bake until thermometer inserted into thigh reads 160 degrees--about 2 1/2 hours.
  • Cover and let rest 10-20 minutes , until chicken reaches 165 degrees and juices have redistributed. 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*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 1241mg54%
Potassium 268mg8%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 725IU15%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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