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Making a rotisserie chicken at home is much easier than you may think. Crispy, juicy, and flavourful, this is one recommended way to cook a chicken.
What is rotisserie chicken?
It’s a chicken dish that is cooked on a rotisserie by using direct heat, in an oven or grill, in which the chicken is placed next to the heat source. It is a fast, convenient, and versatile food that can help you make a home-cooked dinner in a breeze. And don’t forget that it is best when fresh off the grill, not after spending hours under a warming lamp.
What do I need to make rotisserie chicken?
Well, chicken, obviously. But a whole chicken. You also need a grill, a rotisserie kit, enough fuel to last about 2 to 3 hours, and a meat thermometer.
Ingredients & Preparation
Besides the whole chicken, you’ll need some olive oil and seasonings (your choice). Adding olive oil makes the skin extra crisp. Mix the seasonings together and set aside. Pat the chicken dry and rub with olive oil and with the seasoning mixture. Bend the wings behind the chicken and tie the legs together. Cook until the chicken reaches 165ºF internally. Turn the heat off and let the chicken continue to “carryover cook” another 15 minutes. Once removed from the rotisserie, let the chicken rest at least 10 minutes to seal in moisture.
How to cut rotisserie chicken
Cut the rotisserie chicken the same way you would carve a turkey. Remove the string around the legs and unwind the wings from the body. Using a paring knife, cut from the leg/thigh joint that is attached to the body. Separate the leg from the thigh, if desired. The wings can simply be twisted away from the body. Using a sharp chef knife, cut slices from the center where the breastbone is across each left and right side.
Serve the chicken! Enjoy!