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.
Brush the chicken skin with oil or butter. Sprinkle with the dry rub and rub the mixture onto the chicken to adhere.
Pour in 1 cup water into the bottom ofa roasting pan. Add a rack to the roasting pan. Place the whole chicken, breast side down on the rack in roasting pan. If using, place an oven safe digital thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken thigh.
Bake until the thermometer inserted into the thigh reads 160 degrees Fahrenheit--about 2 ½ hours to 3 hours depending on how large your chicken is. If you do not have an oven-safe thermometer, use a digital read thermometer and check the temperature after 2 hours and 15 minuts.
Cover and let rest 10-20 minutes, until chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit 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 a roasting pan (no rack needed). If this is the case, cook breast side up and do NOT add liquid to pan. Leftover chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freeze leftover shredded or cubed meat for up to 3 months. Save the bones to make homemade chicken stock.